Kickstart the festive season with a delightful treat that's quick, easy, and full of holiday cheer. Our Puff Pastry Mince Pie Squares are ready in less than half an hour, and they're an absolute crowd-pleaser.
Why Choose This Recipe?
There's nothing more quintessentially Christmas than a mince pie, but we've put a modern twist on it. Instead of the traditional shortcrust, we use ready-rolled puff pastry to save time and make your festive preparations smoother. And instead of traditional mincemeat, we add a dash of clementine zest or orange zest if that's what you have. The result? A perfect balance of flaky pastry and fruity filling will surely delight your customers, staff or family.
- Incredibly easy to make.
- Ready in 30 minutes or less.
- They are bursting with festive flavours, enhanced by clementine zest.
- Ideal for creating a festive atmosphere, your customers will feel the Christmas spirit when they smell these baking.
What You Will Need
|Ready-rolled puff pastry||600g|
|Orange zest (or clementine zest)||3 oranges|
|Icing Sugar||as needed|
|Egg, for glazing||as needed|
- Preheat the oven: Set your oven to 200°C.
- Prepare the trays: Line your baking trays with parchment paper.
- Cut the pastry: Unroll the ready-rolled pastry but keep it on its original paper. Cut it into 12 squares.
- Score circles: Use a 6 cm round chef's ring to mark a circle in the centre of each square lightly.
- Arrange the squares: Place the scored squares onto your lined baking trays.
- Prepare the filling: Stir the orange or clementine zest into the mincemeat.
- Add the mincemeat: Spoon two teaspoons of the zesty mincemeat into the circle on each pastry square.
- Glaze: Brush the edges of the pastry with beaten egg.
- Bake: Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the pastry has puffed up and turned golden brown.
- Cool and decorate: Once out of the oven, let them cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a serving tray. Sprinkle each square with icing sugar through a fine sieve.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Create More than Just a Meal
Fostering the festive spirit in your establishment isn't just smart business; it's an emotional and heartfelt endeavour. The holiday season epitomises values like warmth and generosity, presenting a singular opportunity to strengthen connections with your clientele. With mouth-watering offerings like these Puff Pastry Mince Pie Squares, you're not just serving food—you're crafting memories that will be cherished.
This holiday season, let's serve our customers with high-quality dishes and a sense of boundless generosity, establishing the foundations for lasting loyalty and goodwill.