These Filo Pastry Mince Pie Rolls are a delicious twist on the classic British festive treat. Extra crispy and spiked with cranberry sauce, they're easy to make, easy to bake and easy to eat. What more could you ask for?! They're ideal as a simple festive snack, a fun addition to a buffet or party spread or even as a cheeky appetiser. Or warm them through and serve with brandy butter for the ultimate Christmas dessert.
Mix together the mincemeat with the cranberry sauce, sugar and spices in a bowl.
Making the mince pies
Preheat your oven to 180ºC / 160ºC fan / 350f.
Take the first sheet of filo pastry, brush with melted butter and place the second sheet of filo pastry on top. The butter will act like glue and stick them together. Repeat with the rest of the sheets. On the 7th sheet butter half and fold over.
Take the first filo pastry double sheet and cut into 6 slices (3 in the US).
Using a pastry brush, brush a rectangle around the filo pastry like a frame. Spoon one tablespoon of the mince meat on to the thin side of each rectangle.
Fold in the outside edges first and start rolling up the filo pastry mince pie.
Repeat with the rest of the filo pastry. (If you have any mincemeat left, you can pop it in a sterilised jar and store in the fridge).
Put the rolls, join side down on a greaseproof paper lined baking tray.
Brush with more melted butter and pop them in the oven for approximately 10 minutes or until they're golden brown. I recommend checking after 5 to 8 minutes.
Allow them to cool a bit before eating as they will be really hot. The are also great to eat once fully cool and will last a few days.