Air Fryer Mince Pies

Air Fryer Mince Pies are the best sweet treat to make this Christmas. Quick to assemble and so easy to cook. A lovely shortcrust pastry case with a sweet fruity mincemeat filling cooked in the air fryer until golden brown.

Air fryers are the biggest thing since sliced bread at the moment and it wouldn’t be right to start my air fryer recipes without including a recipe for air fryer mince pies.

Why you’ll love this air fryer mince pies recipe

  • It’s an easy mince pie recipe using your air fryer, they’ll be done quickly and the pastry is just wonderfully crisp.
  • Making air fryer mince pies is a great cost saving way to make mince pies. I love the idea of not having to turn my big oven on just for mince pies.
  • They’re delicious. I love making mince pies, the mix of warm spiced mincemeat, crisp shortcrust pastry and adding the little star-shaped lids. Perfect Christmas day snack.
  • This is one quick and easy christmas air fryer recipes.

golden air fryer mince pies on a blue plate

Top Questions for air fryer mince pies

Can you cook pastry in an air fryer?
Can you bake in an air fryer?
How long do you air fry pies for?
Can you heat up mince pies in an air fryer?
Can you put cake tins in an air fryer?

Ingredients

For the full recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.

MINCEMEAT

I love making my own mincemeat at home in the slow cooker. It’s good to be able to adapt the recipe to my taste or the taste of guests. You can buy a jar of mincemeat from most supermarkets and that will work perfectly for this Christmas air fryer recipes.

Shortcrust Pasrty

Homemade shortcrust pastry is really easy to whip up. You simply combine flour and butter until you get a nice crumbly consistency.

If you are short on time, this mince pie recipe works just as well with pre-made pastry or even pre-made pastry shells if you’re in the mood for quick air fryer pies.

It is a great air fryer pastry recipe and it’s wonderful that pastry can be cooked in an air fryer.

How to make – step by step

  • Line your baking tins with some baking paper/ parchment.
  • Layer your pastry into the tin and spoon in the mincemeat.
brushing the mince pies with egg wash
  • Cut little stars into your pastry and pop these on top of the mince pie.
  • Wash the pie lid with an egg wash or milk wash and bake in the air fryer per my instructions below.
close up of air fryer mince pies

Top Tips

  • An egg wash will help the lids of your air fryer mince pies brown perfectly.
  • Cooking your Christmas mince pies in the air fryer for quick and tasty air fryer mince pies.
  • Add your favourite spices to the mincemeat mix or dust your air fryer pies with ground cinnamon. This adds such a wonderful festive flavour to your mince pies.

Air Fryer Mince Pies Serving Suggestions

You should serve mince pies warm from the air fryer. They are perfect on their own, you can always pour some double cream over your warm mince pies.

If you’re serving these air fryer mince pies UK recipe at a Christmas party, I recommend decorating the plate with dried orange slices and dry cinnamon sticks.

air fryer mince pies on a blue plate with white background

Equipment

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Substitutions and variations

AIR FRYER PUFF PASTRY MINCE PIES

Instead of shortcrust pastry, why not make your air fryer pies with puff pastry instead? It’s just as delicious (if not more so) and the air fryer makes for wonderfully crispy and flakey pastry. Follow the steps as normal but swap the shortcrust pastry for puff.

CRANBERRY AIR FRYER MINCE PIES

Want to up the festive flavour? Add dried cranberries to your mince pies before adding the lid on. If you don’t have any dried cranberries, homemade cranberry sauce works just as well.

shortcrust pastry with mincemeat in a fairy cake tin
mince pies being made

Heating Mince Pies in an Air Fryer

To heat, your mince pies in the air fryer set your air fryer to about 180 degrees Celsius and lay them in. Air fryer pies take about 15 minutes to cook and heat through nicely but do adapt these settings depending on your air fryer. If you’re looking for Christmas Air fryer recipes, this is a great one to get you started.

Storing Air Fryer Mince Pies / Making ahead of time options

Mince pies can last for a few days in an air-tight container when kept in a cool dark cupboard. I recommend laying a sheet of kitchen roll in between the layers on mince pies as this will absorb any leftover moisture.

Air fryer mince pies can be frozen for up to a month once they’ve been baked and fully cooled. Just warm them up in the microwave (once fully defrosted) for about 30 seconds to enjoy warm mince pies.

top view of air fryer mince pies

FAQS

Can you cook pastry in an air fryer?

Yes, you can cook pastry in an air fryer, Pastry cooked in an air fryer works well to keep the pastry crisps without it burning and is a time & energy saving method of cookie pies and pastry.

For a simple air fryer pastry recipe these christmas mince pies will delight you and your guests this Christmas.

How long do you air fry pies for?

You air fry pies for about 15 minutes at 180 degrees celsius. They don’t take long to cook perfectly but you should check your make and model so you don’t over cook your pies.

Can you heat up mince pies in an air fryer?

You can easily heat up mince pies in an air fryer the same way you would in an oven. Set the temperature to about 150 degrees celsius and warm your mince pies for about 5 minutes depending on the model of air fryer you’re using.

Can you bake in an air fryer?

You can bake most things in an air fryer that you would usually bake in an oven. Sometimes you have to alter the cooking time but it’s a welcomed feature that yu don’t have to wait long times for your oven to pre-heat prior to baking.

Can you put cake tins in an air fryer?

You can put most cake tins in an air fryer. It’s always best to read the guidance your air fryer or cake tin comes with to make sure but I have not come across a cake tin that couldn’t go in an air fryer.

Cupcake tins, cake tins and even tart tins will go in an air fryer.

air fryer mince pies on a navy blue plate with dried orange slice

Other Recipes you might like

For other delicious treats that you can make in your air fryer why not try Air Fryer Sausage Rolls from Feast Glorious Feast, Air Fryer Scones from Farmersgirl Kitchen or what about Air Fyrer Potato Peel Crisps by Curlys Cooking.

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Recipe

Air Fryer Mince Pies

Sisley White
Air Fryer Mince Pies are the best sweet treat to make this Christmas. Quick to assemble and so easy to cook. A lovely shortcrust pastry case with a sweet fruity mincemeat filling cooked in the air fryer until golden brown.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Party Food, Pudding, Sweet Treats
Cuisine British, English, International
Servings 12 mince pies
Calories 168 kcal

Equipment

  • pastry cutters
  • Rolling Pin
  • 2 6 hole cupcake tin / fairy cake tin

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sheet shortcrust pastry (approximately 350g)
  • flour for dusting
  • 300 g mincemeat
  • 1 egg

Instructions
 

  • Unroll your shop bought shortcrust pastry or make your own shortcrust pastry with my recipe.
  • Lightly dust a 6 hole fairy cake tin tray. I used 2 fairy cake trays and cooked them in two batches. You can however add the mincepies to paper cupcake cases and cook mince pies more at once.
  • Using pastry cutters, cut a base circle which is a little larger than the fairy cake hole on the tray so when you push it in it fills the hole.
  • Add mincemeat to the pastry, filling it up three quarters full.
  • Use the leftover pastry to make a lid. It can be a completely closed mince pie of you can add a shape so you can see the filling. I love stars for my mince pies.
  • Gently whisk an egg with a fork and brush the egg glaze over the mince pies.
  • Place the fairycake/cupcake tray into the airfryer.
  • Air fry for 15 minutes at 180ºC / 360ºF in your air fryer oven. Check after 10 minutes. (Or bake at the same temperature in a regular oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.)
  • Carefully remove the mince pies and enjoy.

Video

Notes

If you want to reheat your mince pies in the air fryer for 15 minutes at 180ºC / 360ºF for 3-5 minutes.
Freeze mince pies for later – freeze before baking, then cook from frozen and add a few minutes to the cooking time. I recommend freezing the mince pies on the cupcake/fairy cake tray to freeze them in the right shape. Once they have been in the freezer for an hour, remove them from the tray and put back in the freezer. This way they will have started freezing and will hold their shape and take up less space.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 286mgPotassium: 27mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 20IUCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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15 thoughts on “Air Fryer Mince Pies”

  1. 5 stars
    Love these little air fryer pies! This helped me discover a whole new world as far as the air fryer goes. How exciting. Will definitely be making these again!

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