Mincemeat treats

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Mincemeat treats
Try a new take on classic mince pies at your Christmas party this year. Guests will love them with a glass of mulled wine or try serving with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream for a festive pudding. 

75g low-fat margarine spread

3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and finely chopped

3 tbsp granular Canderel

50g currants

50g raisins

½ tsp ground cinnamon

4 x 50 x 24cm sheets filo pastry

Heat a little of the margarine in a large, non-stick frying pan. Add the apple pieces and cook for 5 minutes until softened and lightly browned, adding a little water if you need to. Stir in the Canderel, currants, raisins and cinnamon and cook for a further 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Heat the oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6. Melt the remaining margarine. Unwrap the filo pastry and loosely cover with some damp kitchen paper to prevent it from drying out. Cut 1 sheet into quarters. Brush all over with the melted margarine. Spoon a little of the mince meat, about 1cm thick, along the longest edge then roll up and place on a baking sheet. Repeat for the remaining filo sheets and mixture.  Brush over with any remaining margarine. Bake for 20 minutes until the pastry is golden and crisp. 

This recipes was created by Emma Lewis for Canderel, Ireland’s number one low calorie sweetener.

Makes 16

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Entertaining, Snacks

Special Info
Nut free, Vegetarian, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty

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