Mince pie twists need just two ingredients and 30 minutes, to create a little festive masterpiece.
According to a survey of some of the country's most renowned chefs, the best party canapé is not fancy kilted prawns or exotic gyozas, but a humble cheese twist. Well, this recipe takes those savoury twists and gives them a sweet-toothed makeover for Christmas. For ease and speed, we have used shop-bought pastry and mincemeat, but you could also make your own with this mince pies recipe (opens in new tab). You can make the twists half as long, for a more drinks party-friendly version. Alternatively, this larger size is brilliant with your morning coffee instead of a pastry.
- 210g ready made shortcrust pastry
- 125g ready made mincemeat
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
- Roll out the pastry and cut 12 thick strips. Place a thin line of mincemeat down the centre of each strip. Fold the sides of the pastry over the mincemeat and pinch together at a few points down the join. Press the pieces of pastry firmly together to ensure they stick.
- Take two strips and press the ends together and gently twist the strips together, pressing the top together when the ends meet.
- Place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 20 mins until golden brown.
- Allow to cool and serve.
Top tips for making mince pie twists
For an extra decadent mince pie twist, you can add dark chocolate chips or shavings. Keep a hawk-eye on these as they are cooking because the difference between 'crisp and golden' and 'brown and burnt' is only minutes, and will depend on your oven.
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