Mincemeat Puff Pastry Christmas Tree

This mincemeat puff pastry Christmas tree is so easy to make and is possibly the best Christmas party sharing food. The sticky and fruity mincemeat is filled with Christmas spices and smells incredible when baking in the oven. This easy recipe turns the humble mince pie into a Mince pie Christmas tree with puff pastry.

mincemeat puff pastry Christmas tree surrounded by dired oranges and red berries

This mincemeat Christmas tree is the perfect showstopper for your Christmas Eve party. This mincemeat puff pastry Christmas tree is tasty, looks amazing when laid out on the table and is a great recipe to use up your leftover mincemeat once all your mince pies have been eaten!

Why you’ll love this recipe

It’s a great recipe to use up the last of mincemeat, I’m a big lover of recipes for leftovers as I hate food waste so this is one of my favourites. It also works well for New Year’s Eve, not just Christmas as you can make the shape any shape you like!

It’s a fun and easy bake for the whole family, using pre-made pastry you can get children and adults involved for a fun Christmas bake!

It looks and tastes amazing, the mince pie Christmas tree is sweet, sticky and full or warm fruity flavours. It smells fantastic whilst cooking and tastes even better.

top view of the mincemeat puff pastry Christmas tree

Top Questions

Can you freeze puff pastry mince pies?
Does Jus Rol Puff Pastry need egg wash?
What is real mincemeat made of?
What pastry are mince pies made from?
How many people does a puff pastry Christmas tree feed?

Ingredients

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

Puff Pastry

I love puff pastry, especially in Christmas recipes, the flaky golden pastry and warm spiced fruit make for a wonderful combo and puff pastry is a key ingredient to this mince pie Christmas tree.

Mincemeat

Love it or hate it, mincemeat is a staple flavour of Christmas, from classic mince pies to my new mincemeat puff pastry pinwheels. I have an easy simple recipe for vegan mincemeat here made in the slow cooker so you can pop it on and go about your day without spending hours over the stove.

EGG

To create a beautiful glaze on the puff pastry make sure to brush a whipped up egg on to the pastry just before baking.

How to makemincemeat puff pastry christmas tree – step by step

mincemeat on a puff pastry sheet
  • Roll out your puff pastry onto a lightly flowered surface
  • Layer your mincemeat on top and spread evenly across the first layer of puff pastry.
triangle of puff pastry with mincemeat
  • Lay your second layer of puff pastry on top of your mincemeat spread and cut the top two corners off to create a triangle, Christmas tree shape.
  • You can still bake these corners as treats for making such a wonderful dessert!
assembling the mincemeat puff pastry Christmas tree on parchment paper
mincemeat puff pastry Christmas tree ready to be baked
  • Now you have a rough Christmas tree shape, it’s time to make the branches of your mince pie Christmas tree. Along one of the longest sides of your triangle, cut about 2 thirds through towards the centre, start at the bottom and leave about an inch in between your cuts.
  • Repeat on the other side and twist! Twist you branch on itself a couple times and glaze with an egg wash before baking.

Mincemeat Puff Pastry Christmas Tree Top Tips

If you’re using pre-made pastry, be sure to get it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before you’re ready to use it. This will ensure it’s not too cold and stiff to roll.

Add an egg wash to your mincemeat puff pastry treat to ensure the pastry browns well and is super shiny and flaky. It’s an easy to step to add and makes all the difference.

Once you’ve cut the corners off to make your mincemeat puff pastry Christmas tree you can use these extra corners to make mincemeat puff pastry treats! Simply bake them with the Christmas tree – but keep an eye on them as they will cook quicker than the big puff pastry Christmas tree.

Serving Suggestions

The mincemeat puff pastry Christmas tree is perfect served straight from the oven. Serve warm with ice cream and lay the puff pastry mincemeat treat on the table so everyone can help themselves to a puff pastry Christmas tree branch.

It’s warm, fruity and the perfect late-night snack on Christmas even when Santa Clause is wrapping his lasts gifts over a glass of mulled wine…

Equipment

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close up of the golden brown mincemeat puff pastry Christmas tree

Substitutions and variations for themincemeat puff pastry christmas tree

Shaped Puff pastry Mincemeat treats

I have made a Christmas tree shape with this mince pie puff pastry treat but you could make your puff pastry sheets into a star shape, a Christmas bauble or if you’re feeling really creative, why not make a mincemeat puff pastry reindeer!

Nutella Puff Pastry Christmas Tree

I made a chocolate and hazelnut spread version of this puff pastry treat! Check out the Nutella Puff Pastry Christmas Tree.

What to make with puff pastry?

There are so many things you can make with puff pastry. It’s a very versatile ingredient and can be used in lots of recipes, both sweet and savoury. My top puff pastry recipes have to include:

  • Cranberry Sausage Rolls
  • Mincemeat Puff Pastry Pinwheels
  • Apple and Pork Sausage Rolls
  • Christmas Spiced Sausage Rolls
  • Chorizo and Butternut Squash Tart
  • Sweet Chilli Sausage Rolls
  • Easy Tomato Tart with Mozzarella
  • Sausage and Bacon Sausage Rolls
  • Nutella Puff Pastry Christmas Tree
  • Cinnamon Swirls
  • Cranberry Puff Pastry Swirls
star on top of the mincemeat puff pastry Christmas tree

Storing / Making ahead of time options

This mincemeat puff pastry treat is best served warm and fresh from the oven, I adore warm pastry and mixed with the fruity spice mincemeat, you’re in heaven. You can make it the night before and just bake it before you’re ready to serve.

You can keep the mincemeat puff pastry Christmas tree in an air-tight container in the fridge for a few days after baking but I would recommend re-heating it in the microwave for 30seconds before you serve your puff pastry treat,

FAQS

Can you freeze puff pastry mince pies?

Yes! You can freeze puff pastry mince pies for up to 2 months when kept in a container (this stops your mine pies from being squashed in the freezer). When you are ready to enjoy your puff pastry mince pies, allow them to defrost naturally and heat thoroughly in the microwave.

Does Jus Rol Puff Pastry need egg wash?

Jus Rol Puff pastry does not need an egg wash but an egg wash on jus Rol pastry does make the pastry flakier, shinier and in my opinion, it’s an easy and simple step that will level up your puff pastry dessert.

top view of the mincemeat puff pastry Christmas tree

What is real mincemeat made of?

Real mincemeat is made of spices, dried fruit and originally beef suet but in more recent recipes the beef suet is replaced with a vegetable shortening. This means that it is easy to make this vegan mincemeat. Keeping it just as delicious. It’s warming, fruity and light spiced. Perfect for a leftover puff pastry mincemeat treat.

What pastry are mince pies made from?

Mince pies are traditionally made from shortcrust pastry, but I like to make my mince pies from puff pastry as the pastry lid is flaky, golden and delicious. But you can use any pastry for mince pies.

How many people does a puff pastry Christmas tree feed?

A puff pastry mince pie christmas tree is made of about 18 branches, meaning if everyone has two branches each, it will serve about 9 people but this will vary depending on the size of your puff pastry Christmas tree.

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Recipe

Mincemeat Puff Pastry Christmas Tree

Sisley White
This mincemeat puff pastry Christmas tree is so easy to make and is possibly the best Christmas party sharing food. The sticky and fruity mincemeat is filled with Christmas spices and smells incredible. This easy recipe turns the humble mince pie into a Mince pie Christmas tree with puff pastry.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Bakes, Party Food, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, English, International
Servings 1 puff pastry Christmas tree
Calories 2621 kcal

Equipment

  • knife
  • greaseproof paper / baking parchment
  • Baking Tray
  • Butter knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sheet puff pastry sheet (approx 300g)
  • plain flour (for dusting)
  • 300 g mincemeat
  • 1 egg

Instructions
 

  • Remove the puff pastry from the fridge and Preheat the oven to 200ºC/ 400ºF / Gas mark 6.
  • Dust the work top with flour and unroll the puff pastry.
  • Spread the mincemeat over the puff pastry.
  • Fold the puff pastry in half like a book.
  • Cut the piece into a triangle for the Christmas tree shape.
  • Along the diagnoal edges cut strips into the centre on each side leaving a gap in the middle.
  • Take the edges of piece and turn round to make spirals. I rolled them upwards for each side so they all matched.
  • Using the leftover pieces of puff pastry use a star cutter to cut out a star for the top of the tree.
  • Gently whisk the egg with a fork and using a pastry brush, brush the egg over the pastry.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until gold golden brown.
  • Best enjoyed straight away when still hot but can be enjoyed cool too.

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Notes

  • This recipe is so easy you can size it up or down to suit your occasion. You can use one sheet folded in half like I do in this recipe or use two sheets to make a bigger one.
  • As you only need a sheet of puff pastry you can use any size you like and adjust the amount of mincemeat accordingly.
  • Try making your own mincemeat with my easy slow cooker mincemeat recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 2621kcalCarbohydrates: 408gProtein: 33gFat: 98gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 55gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 2905mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 13gSugar: 272gVitamin A: 240IUCalcium: 49mgIron: 7mg

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

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10 thoughts on “Mincemeat Puff Pastry Christmas Tree”

  1. 5 stars
    This is so pretty and will be a big hit for the Holidays. Love that its’ super easy to make but looks like you spent hours on it.

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