Thursday 7 December 2023

Mince Pie Turnovers - Recipe!

Mince pies are often considered a festive and beloved treat during the Christmas season but these Mince Pie Turnovers are a twist on the classic mince pie. As December rolls around these little parcels of joy will steal the show on your Christmas table and at your festive get togethers.

These turnovers are super quick and easy to whip up in six fool proof steps making them perfect for those last minute, unexpected guests. 

Mince Pie Turnovers

Makes 8 to 10 portions.
Prep time: 30 mins / Cook time: 25 mins.


400g of plain flour.
200g of unsalted butter.
4 tablespoons of cold water.
Half a teaspoon of mixed spice (optional).
A jar of mincemeat.
1 egg for egg wash.
Granulated sugar for sprinkling.
Brandy butter/cream.


Large mixing bowl.
Rolling pin.
Baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Mince pie turnover


Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan).

In the large mixing bowl rub together the plain flour, the mixed spice and the butter with your fingertips until a breadcrumb consistency is achieved. Add in the water and bring together to form a dough.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out into as large a rectangle as possible, keeping a thickness of about 3 or 4mm. Cut the dough into as many squares as possible (approximately 10cm by 10cm) then reroll the trimmings until you have 8 or 10 squares. 

Place a heaped tablespoon of mincemeat into the centre of each square, use your finger to brush the edge of the pastry squares with your beaten egg and then fold one corner over to the opposite to form a triangle. Crimp the edges with a fork and place on the baking tray.

Brush each turnover with your egg wash, cut a small vent in the top of each one and sprinkle with granulated sugar before placing in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.

Serve warm with brandy butter/cream.

This recipe is from the Easy Peasy Baking campaign, launched by UK Flour Millers, making baking simple. You can find more Easy Peasy Baking recipes and information on the campaign over on the Fab Flour website.

1 comment :

  1. Thisiswhereitisat7 December 2023 at 12:39

    What a delicious alternative to a mince pie X