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Mince pie pinwheels

If you have any leftover puff pastry from making our regular, baby friendly pinwheels, this is a great way to use it up!  They have really put me in the mood for Christmas and taste great with a cheeky glass of Baileys 😉



  • 1 sheet of ready roll puff pastry
  • 200g (approximately 1/2 jar) of mincemeat


  • Take the puff pastry out of the fridge 15 minutes before you unroll it.  This helps the pastry not to crack when you roll it flat.  I usually put the oven on to preheat when I do this too!
  • Unroll the pastry and remove from the greaseproof paper.  Put the paper to one side for later to cook the pinwheels on.
  • Put the mincemeat into a blender and blitz until smooth.  (You don’t have to do this but my hubby prefers it smooth so we do it.  It also makes it easier to spread evenly later.)
  • Spread the mincemeat evenly onto the puff pastry.
  • Roll the pastry up like a swiss roll.
  • Slice the roll at approximately 1.5cm intervals to make pinwheels.
  • Lay the greaseproof paper on a baking tray and then place the pinwheels on top, flat, with the spiral facing upwards. Leave a decent gap between the pinwheels as they will grow a bit in the oven.
  • Bake the pinwheels in the oven at 180°c for 20 minutes, until golden and cooked through.
  • Enjoy!

Pizza Pinwheels recipe

Here’s the link to our child friendly pinwheels for anyone who wants it.  There is nothing to stop baby trying your mince pie pinwheels but the mincemeat is quite sugary so that’s worth bearing in mind.

Pizza Pinwheels

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