Apple & nut mince pies

Easy and tasty, these mini apple and nut mince pies are everything you want for Christmas. Warm, sweet and cosy.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 16


  • 400 g apples peeled and chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 2 tbsp rum
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 25 g FreshLife Pecans
  • 25 g FreshLife Californian Walnut Pieces
  • 6 sheets store-bought sweet shortcrust pastry
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar for garnish


  • In a pot, place apple, hum, butter, sugar, lemon zest, mixed spice and cinnamon stick.
  • Cook at a medium to low heat for 10-15 minutes stirring often or until the apples are tender.
  • Remove from the heat & add in the chopped FreshLife pecans & walnut pieces. Set aside to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Using a round cutter (use a glass if you don’t have a cookie cutter), cut out 16 bases and place into a pre-oiled cupcake tray. Divide the mixture between each of the pies. Brush the edges with a little beaten egg.
  • Using a round cutter slightly smaller than the base cut out 16 lids. Press the lids on top to seal.
  • If you have a star cut out shape, cut out 16 stars. Use egg wash to stick the stars on.
  • Cut two slits on the top of each pie.
  • Brush the tops of the pies with beaten egg.
  • Bake the mince pies for 20-25 minutes till golden brown. Remove from the oven & set aside to cool.
  • Dust with icing sugar before serving.
Keyword vegetarian
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If you’re on a keto diet or would prefer a gluten free option, these baked apples will do the trick! Take the same ingredients add a few (or not) and hop, you have a whole new dessert!

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