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Mincemeat palmiers {an alternative to mince pies}

simple recipe for mincemeat palmiers

I’m back with another recipe which must be blogged about because it is so simple and good – Mincemeat palmiers. The other week I told you that we had lots of mincemeat left over from Christmas. We used up some making a delicious Mincemeat and marzipan loaf but there was still some left over and I couldn’t bear to throw it away. So I used it to make yummy mincemeat palmiers.

Ingredients to make mincemeat palmiers:
200g mincemeat
Zest and juice of 3 clementines
1 x pack of ready-rolled puff pastry
2 tbsp butter
4 tbsp icing sugar
1 egg

How to make mincemeat palmiers

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

Blend the mincemeat and clementine zest in a food processor. Add enough of the clementine juice to make a smooth paste.

Cut the puff pastry into two equal halves. Sprinkle over the icing sugar and brush with melted butter. Spread the mincemeat paste over the puff pastry in two lines, keeping a small section of the pastry clear.

mincemeat palmiers

Then with the shortest end of the pastry towards you, roll both of the long sides towards the middle of the pastry. This is a little tricky, hence no photographs! Repeat this with the other half of the pastry and mincemeat paste.

Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then slice the roll into 1cm thick pieces. Lay each slice on baking parchment on a baking tray and brush with egg and sprinkle with icing sugar. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes.

mincemeat palmiers

Remove the palmiers from the oven and leave to cool on a baking tray. Dust with more icing sugar.

These are so delicious when just out of the oven! They may look a little messy but are the perfect way to use up mincemeat, and would even make a great alternative to mince pies.


  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Mmm. These look delicious! These sounds like a great alternative! I’ve only ever had plain ones!

  • Reply
    Kristina Maggiora
    February 15, 2017 at 12:23 am

    These look super delicious! I can’t cook or bake to save my life but I’ll still make an attempt haha

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