Recipe: Quick Mincemeat Hearts

Quick Mincemeat Hearts

This really couldn’t be simpler – three ingredients, ten minutes, a waft of icing sugar, and a truly Christmassy sweet party nibble. So without further ado:

Quick Mincemeat Hearts
 
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Recipe type: Nibbles
Serves: 12 hearts
Ingredients
  • Ready made all-butter puff pastry (1 roll, which makes about 12 hearts)
  • 1 jar mincemeat (I add an extra slug of brandy!)
  • 1 orange, peeled, sliced and each slice cut into segments
Instructions
  1. Unroll the puff pastry, and using a large heart-shaped cutter, (or any other shape that takes your fancy!), cut as many pieces as you can fit from the sheet.  Press a smaller cutter half way down into the pastry, (to leave a border of at least 1cm), being careful not to cut right through to the bottom.  Prick the centre section with a fork, and brush the outer section with beaten egg.
  2. Bake the hearts in the oven at 180°C for 10 minutes until just turning golden and fully puffed up.  Carefully remove the centre section to create a hole.
  3. Spoon mincemeat into the centre of each heart, and top with an orange segment.  Return to the oven for 5-8 minutes until bubbling and cooked throughout.
  4. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve
Quick Mincemeat Hearts
Make it vegan: If you can find a vegan mincemeat this is already vegan, but if not I’ve used this quick vegan mincemeat recipe before and it is delicious!