Mincemeat Pinwheels

Mince pies but without all of the cutting and assembling. My Mincemeat Pinwheels are really quick, very easy but still everything you want from a mince pie. 

A different take on a mince pie 

There is lots of food that is associated with Christmas here in the UK with mince pies being one of them. For those of you that aren’t familiar with mince pies, they are shortcrust pastry filled with mincemeat which is a sweet mixture of raisins and other dried fruit with suet. It might sound a little strange but it is very tasty. 

I love a mince pie, but making them can be a bit fiddly even using shop bought pastry. Maybe it’s just me being lazy, but you have to cut out rounds of pastry and put them in the tin, fill them with mincemeat and then cut out the lids from pastry. I know what you’re thinking, this is by no means complicated but when you are making lots of them and with all of the other baking and cooking at this time of year, it can feel like a bit of a chore. 

Due to my laziness, I am always looking for new ways to still get my festive mincemeat fix, but in a more simple way. Last year I made Frangipane Mince Pie Slices, and this year I came up with these Mincemeat Pinwheels. 

Mincemeat Pinwheels are so simple to make 

These are so easy it is almost cheeky to call them a recipe. I make them even easier by using shop bought ready rolled pastry. You can obviously buy the pastry in a block and roll it yourself, but rolling pastry has never been a skill of mine. If you’d like to and plan ahead slightly, you can also make your own mincemeat. 

You can also make these and freeze them to bake later. When you have cut them into pinwheels, place them on the baking tray and put them in the freezer. After an hour or so, they will be frozen enough for you to put into a container or bag and freeze fully. When you want to bake them, cook them as below but for an extra ten minutes. 

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Mincemeat Pinwheels

Mince pies but without all of the cutting and assembling. My Mincemeat Pinwheels are really quick, very easy but still everything you want from a mince pie. 

Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword Mincemeat, Pastry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill time 10 minutes
Servings 22
Calories 131 kcal
Author Curly


  • 375 g puff pastry ready rolled
  • 260 g mincemeat
  • ½ orange zested (optional)
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • spray oil


  1. Unroll the pastry and using a rolling pin, roll until it is 2-3mm thick keeping it on the baking paper it comes with
  2. Spread the mincemeat evenly over the pastry leaving roughly one centre of pastry uncovered on one of the long sides
  3. Scatter some orange zest (if using) across the mincemeat

  4. Starting from the long end closest to you, tuck the pastry over as tight as you can. Then using the baking paper roll the rest of the pastry up to create a long roll
  5. Leave to chill in the fridge for 10 minutes
  6. Preheat the oven to 190ºC (fan assisted, 210ºC non fan) and spray 2 trays with oil

  7. Take the pastry out of the fridge and slice into rounds around 1cm in thickness
  8. Place the pinwheels on the oiled baking trays and brush with the milk

  9. Bake for 17-20 minutes until the pastry is golden brown
  10. Allow to cool on a wire rack

Recipe Notes

Keep in an airtight container for 3 days. 

Nutritional information is given as a guide only and my vary.

Nutrition Facts
Mincemeat Pinwheels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 109mg5%
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 7IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 thoughts on “Mincemeat Pinwheels

  1. Monika

    I believe you’ve just invented a new mince pie! So much easier than the old one, we’ll all be making them next year:) thank you for bringing your lovely recipe idea to #CookBlogShare!

    1. Cat Post author

      Haha although I hadn’t seen them before I’m sure I haven’t invented them but thanks 🙂 They are so much easier but then again I’ve never been a fan of making mince pies because I always overfill them!x

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