Festive Mince Pie Twists

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16 twists
15 minutes bake time

Don’t worry if you don’t have any great talent for baking, these festive twists are just delicious and so easy to make. A modern spin on traditional mince pies with some orange zest and a pinch of cinnamon to spice things up.


  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 x 320g Jus-Rol Ready Rolled Shortcrust Pastry Sheets
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 411g jar mincemeat
  • Small check mark in a circle icon zest of 1 large orange
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 25g caster sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Small check mark in a circle icon A little icing sugar, to finish
Equipment required
  • Rolling pin
  • 2 large baking trays
  • Grater
  • Teaspoon
  • Knife
  • Sieve


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, (180°C for fan assisted ovens), Gas Mark 5.
  2. Carefully unroll out the ready-rolled pastry sheets. Use the greaseproof paper supplied with the pastry to line two large baking trays.
  3. Spread one pastry sheet with the mincemeat evenly to the edges.
  4. Grate over a generous amount of orange zest and place the remaining pastry sheet on top.
  5. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the pastry evenly. Use your hands to press the sugar mixture into the pastry.
  6. Cut into 16 equal-sized strips and twist each strip holding both ends and place on the prepared baking sheets.
  7. Bake for approximately 15 minutes until golden. Allow to cool, sieve over the icing sugar before serving.


  • Enjoy with crème fraiche, cream or ice-cream.