Mince Pie Tarts Recipe

This Mince Pie Tarts Recipe with crumble topping elevates a humble mince pie to a stunning and delicious Christmas dessert. A large mince pie with shortcrust pastry shell and oat crumble topping is a perfect dinner party dessert and it can be made in advance and cooked when you want them. You can also cook this mincemeat tart in an air fryer and is best served with vanilla ice cream with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Why you’ll love this Mince Pie Tarts Recipe recipe

Who doesn’t want a giant mince pie? This mince pie tart takes all the things you love about mini mince pies; the spices, crumbly pastry and delicious mincemeat and turns it into a super dessert.

You can cook these tarts in and air fryer. The air fryer mincemeat tarts make perfect edible gifts too. I gave these tarts chilled and uncooked and my loved ones all loved having mince pie crumble tarts ready to cook.

You could also freeze them before cooking to get them made ahead of time.

This is such an easy tart to make. It would be great to make with children. As it’s a mincemeat tart with ready-made shortcrust pastry you only need to roll the pastry and fill with the mincemeat. Then top with the crumble. I love using pre-made pastry to speed up my baking.

close up of the Mince Pie Tarts with a ball of ice cream on top

Mince Pie Tarts Recipe Top Questions

What are mincemeat tarts made of?
Is there meat in mincemeat tarts?
Can you put crumble on a mince pie?
Why do we eat mince pies at Christmas?
What’s actually in mince pies?
Can you cook mince pies in an air fryer?
Can you reheat mincemeat tarts?

Ingredients

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MINCEMEAT

The key ingredient for this mince pie tart is of course. It’s a wonderful mix of dried fruits, raisins, currants and Christmas spices. It’s wonderful mixed with the shortcrust pastry and crumble topping.

MINCEMEAT RECIPES

SHORTCRUST PASTRY

Use ready-made shortcrust pastry available from the supermarket or you can make your own using my shortcrust pastry recipe.

OATS IN THE CRUMBLE TOPPING

You can use a crumble recipe that doesn’t have oats but for this reipe. However I think the addition of oats really makes the finishedmince pie tart look beautiful and I think it tastes better too.

How to makemy Mince Pie Tarts Recipe – step by step

using a rolling pin to trim off the excess pastry on the Mince Pie Tarts Recipe

Roll out your pastry, slice it into 6 equal pieces and lay it into your mini pie dish.

Flatten the top by rolling over the pastry, it also trims off the excess.

mincemeat in a shortcrust pastry case.

Add a few spoonfuls of mincemeat into your pastry case.

Add a little egg wash to the edge to help it crisp and brown nicely.

Mince Pie Tarts Recipe ready to bake
Mince Pie Tarts Recipe fresh out of the oven

The last step before baking, add your oat crumble to the top of your mincemeat tart and bake!

Take your mincemeat tart out of the oven or air fryer and enjoy once it’s cooled slightly. I love pouring double cream or adding a scoop of ice cream over my warm mince pie tart.

Mince Pie Tarts Recipe Top Tips

Making your own shortcrust pastry makes for wonderful fruit mince tarts. I love all the extra love that goes into making all your ingredients from scratch.

If you’re looking for a quick way to bake your mince pie, you can put these mince tarts in the air fryer to make air fryer mincemeat tarts. It creates a really lovely crispy pastry and not waiting for the oven to preheat is a big plus.

Give edible gifts this year, pop your mince pie crumble tarts in a nice box with a gorgeous ribbon. Everyone loves getting these pies as gifts.

Serving Suggestions

ICE CREAM

Ice cream is the perfect accompaniment with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Cool ice cream with warm pie is one of the world’s seven food wonders of the world.

You can also serve this mincemeat tart with single pouring cream or simply a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Mix equal parts cinnamon with icing sugar and dust over your mincemeat crumble pie.

Mince Pie Tarts Recipe served on a christmas plate with christmas decorations

Equipment

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Individual Tart tins x 6
Rolling Pin
Spoons
Kitchen Scales

The finished tart for the Mince Pie Tarts Recipe side view with golden pastry

Substitutions and variations

VEGAN MINCE MEAT TARTS

Most shortcrust pastries available at supermarkets are now naturally vegetarian and vegan so it makes creating this as a vegan alternative a lot easier. However please do check the packaging just to be sure.

My mincemeat recipe is a vegan mincemeat recipe so is already adapted for plant based diets. But if you are using bought mincemeat you will need to check if it contains beef suet. If it does, find one with vegetable suet.

CHOCOLATE MINCEMEAT TARTS

Adding chocolate might sound a little odd but I love adding some chocolate to these tarts. I mix in a few chocolate chips to the mincemeat and you have a delicious chocoaltey take on this yummy Christmas dessert.

PUFF PASTRY MINCEMEAT TART

If you prefer puff pastry then definitely try this recipe with puff pastry. The only change I would really recommend is using a fork to make holes in the bottom of the pastry when it’s in the tins. This will help reduce the rise of the puff pastry on the base.

Storing Mince Pie Tarts Recipe / Making ahead of time options

Mince pie tarts are perfect for making about 1-2 weeks before you are ready to serve, as you can freeze them. Freeze them before baking and then bake once defrosted. This makes for wonderful fresh mince pie tarts without all the prep work.

ice cream is the best topping for the Mince Pie Tarts Recipe

Mince Pie Tarts Recipe FAQS

What are mincemeat tarts made of?

Mincemeat tarts are made of mincemeat, short-crust pastry and a crumble topping. I love making an oats crumble to top the mincemeat tart with. It creates a lovely crispy crumble topping for your fruity, spiced tart.

Is there meat in mincemeat tarts?

No there isn’t meat in mincemeat tarts. Originally mincemeat tarts did contain meat but has now evolved to be made with dried fruits, fresh fruit, suet, brandy and lots of Christmas spices.

Mincemeat contains beef suet, which is made from animal fat. However you can get vegan mincemeat or you can buy or make your own vegan mincemeat easily.

Why do we eat mince pies at Christmas?

We eat mince pies at Christmas because they were a traditionally a religious food. They were made in a rectangular shape to represent the manger at the birth of Christ. Over time they have become less like their traditional roots and more like the round mince pies we know today.

Can you put crumble on a mince pie?

You can put a crumble topping a mince pie, this creates a wonderful mince pie tart. Putting an oaty crumble on top of your mince pie is delicious and great as a large dessert.

What’s actually in mince pies?

Mince pies are made of shortcrust pastry and mincemeat. Mincemeat is made of a mix of sweet fruits, raisins, suet and Christmas spices. Mince pies are eaten at Christmas and are baked until golden brown.

Can you cook mince pies in an air fryer?

You can cook mince pies in an air fryer. Air fryer mince pies are delicious and often bake quicker than cooking or reheating your mince pies in the oven. I love not having to wait for the oven to heat up to enjoy warm mince pies.

Can you reheat mincemeat tarts?

Yes you can reheat mincemeat tarts. Simply pop them in the oven or air fryer for a few minutes until they’re heated through thoroughly. You can also reheat mincemeat tarts in the microwave, they’ll take about 30 seconds depending on the power of your microwave.

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Recipe

Mince Pie Tarts Recipe

Sisley White
This mince pie tart with crumble topping elevates a humble mince pie to a stunning and delicious dessert. A large mince pie with shortcrust pastry shell and oaty crumble topping is a perfect dinner party dessert and it can be made in advance and cooked when you want them. Best served with vanilla ice cream with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Party Food, Pudding, Sweet Treats
Cuisine British, English, International
Servings 6 mince pie tarts
Calories 717 kcal

Equipment

  • pastry cutters
  • Rolling Pin
  • 6 individual tart tins (approx 4inch)
  • pastry brush
  • Kitchen Scales

Ingredients
 

Main Tart Ingredients

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

Crumble Topping

  • 150 g plain flour / all-purpose flour
  • 150 g unsalted butter
  • 75 g golden caster sugar
  • 100 g rolled oats

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC / 356ºF.
  • Unroll your shop-bought shortcrust pastry or make your own shortcrust pastry with my recipe.
  • Roughly divide the pastry into 6 pieces. Drape the shortcrust pastry into the tart tins and gently push the pastry into the shape of the tin.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll over the top of the pastry and remove any excess. Repeat with the rest of the tart tins.
  • Use a fork to make a few holes in the bottom of each tart tin.
  • Spoon the mincemeat to make a thin layer no higher than the sides of the tart tin.
  • Gently whisk an egg with a fork and brush the egg glaze over the pastry edges of the tart.

Crumble Topping Method

  • Put the 150g flour, 75g caster sugar and 100g rolled oats and mix together along with any spices. I would recommend a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • Add 150g of unsalted butter to the mixing bowl.
  • Rub the ingredients together with your fingers and thumbs to create a crumble texture.
  • Sprinkle the crumble over the mince pie tarts to lightly cover the mincemeat.
  • Bake in the oven for 20- 25 minutes until golden brown. Check after 15 minutes and cover with foil if browning too quickly. Best served hot with cream or ice cream.
  • Or bake in the Air fryer for 15 minutes at 180ºC / 360ºF in your air fryer oven.

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Notes

If you want to reheat your mince pies you can microwave them for 60 second bursts until piping hot.
You can bake the shortcrust blind if you want but this recipe is simple enough that you can cook it with filling, without it having an undercooked base.
Freeze any leftover crumble topping for later.

Nutrition

Calories: 717kcalCarbohydrates: 111gProtein: 11gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 576mgPotassium: 147mgFiber: 5gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 664IUCalcium: 29mgIron: 4mg

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

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