A minced meat pie is a sweet cake of British origin filled with a mixture of dried fruits and spices known as “minced meat” and is traditionally served during the Christmas season in English-speaking countries. We love to bake and eat them and of course leave some for Santa Claus. I’ve prepared some amazing mince pies recipes to make yourself and to pamper your closest ones.
Small, flaky pastry cups filled with the most delicious minced meat pie filling – that’s what you get baked according to this recipe. These are open ones with only small stars on top.
This is a great way to spice up a ton of festive mince pies. Adding a pinch of orange peel to the pastry adds a tangy contrast to the ground beef filling. And then they’re eaten straight out of the oven with a super generous helping of squirty and clotted cream.
This recipe is pretty simple and has easy-to-follow instructions. Take a bottle of ready-made ground fruit, mix in a handful of chopped pecans, cranberries, and a dash of brandy and top it up. Play with the pastry shells like you were a rule breaker, cover and bake until golden brown. What I love are the creative tops with cookie cutters.
These may not be the prettiest mince pies you’ve ever seen, but they definitely beat each other in taste. These cakes contain gingerbread and add even more Christmas flavor to the dessert.
Frangipane mince pies with homemade pastries – serve warm or cold. This is a simple recipe and it only takes a few minutes to pull it together. The frangipane is also an easy homemade recipe. Read the tutorial to find out all the details.
Here’s another recipe for frangipane mince pie, but this isn’t an open cake, more like cupcakes with stars made from sugar powder.
A perfect end to the Christmas dinner or just a treat, that makes 24 mini fruit minced meat patties. The ground beef tastes even better if it is prepared a week in advance and refrigerated ready for use.
This recipe shows how to make your own ground beef for the filling and it tastes so good! It takes a little patience to get the ground beef and pastries ready, but you can now start cooking and put the ground beef in the cabinet and pastry in the freezer and get the cakes ready when you are ready to take them serve.
These minced meat pies only contain pears. The ground fruit is easy to make once you’ve gone through the pear mincing process – which is a bit of a hassle, and this recipe makes three and a half pint jars of ground fruit.
These mince pies are super healthy and clean. These clean mince pies are deliciously served hot or cold. They are stored in an airtight container, preferably in the refrigerator for 3 days, or they can be frozen. To enjoy, warm them in the microwave for a few seconds before serving.
Make your Christmas party very special with these lovely mince pies decorated with stars, holly and snowflakes. Perfect for festive parties or as a reward with a cup of tea on a cool evening.
These mince cakes are adorable! They contain cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, dried cranberries, dates, brandy – so delicious!
Mother's Day is next month, but preparing ahead of time is always a win-win idea. Today I want to share some easy-to-make, but very cute ideas for brunch centerpieces for Mother's Day. The most popular centerpiece for any occasion is a flower piece as it fits all themes and styles and is easy to design yourself. This vacation is no exception - flowers are on top of it. This round-up is dedicated to the floral centerpieces for Mother's Day. So let's start.
Glasses and vases
Putting your flowers in a jar or vase is a very simple idea, but take your arrangement to a new level by taking flowers of the same color and placing each in a separate bottle or vase. You can also make a combination of mason jars, painted in different hues, each with the same flowers. Another idea is to make a cool frame out of pallets and use thin bottles for individual flowers.
Any vase or mason jar can be made fantastic if you paint it, glitter it, or cover it with something - hollow out a paper sack, doily, or even cabbage and put a vase in it. Create your own personal flower arrangement in a standard box of florist foam - make a masterpiece! Or plant bold flowers in tea cups - modern or vintage flowers.