This is my first foodie post of Blogmas 2018 and it’s a tasty recipe for all you mince pie fans!
I have developed a real love of mince pies over this recent festive season but as I follow the SW plan I’m trying to find ways to enjoy my favourite festive treats and stay on plan (ready for the inevitable over indulgence on the main days of Christmas)
So, this recipe, although SW friendly is still great for anyone looking for a twist on a classic, a bite sized treat of Christmassy goodness that won’t add to the waistline as heavily as a traditional mince pie might.
This recipe uses Light puff pastry, so a bit different to the traditional short crust.
It is so simple, and those recipes are the best kind.
-One roll of Tesco light puff pastry (Not frozen)
– A jar of Tesco Mincemeat
-One egg, beaten. (To egg wash)
-Sweetner (To sprinkle)
(This post is not sponsored by Tesco but I did an online shop when I ordered these and wanted to keep it simple when working out the syn values using the Slimming World app)
Roll out the pastry flat and cut into squares (roughly 5cm x 5cm)
I weighed each square to make sure that it was 20g each. If you aren’t on SW you won’t need to be so particular.
On each square add a teaspoon of mincemeat.
Fold over the pastry from one side to the other and crimp along the edge to stop any leakage.
Lay the back onto the baking parchment that the pastry comes in, on a bakig tray.
Beat the egg and brush over the top of each one to help them turn golden.
Sprinkle each one with a little sweetener.
Bake in the over for 10/12 minutes on 200°.
Enjoy hot or leave to cool.
I prefer them warm with a cuppa.
These work out as 5 syns each which I don’t think is too bad. One with a cuppa would be perfect to get that festive mince pie hit.
20g (ish) of light pastry 4.5 syns
1 tsp mincemeat (0.5 syn)
Total: 5 syns each.
Until next time,