Guys, I have to just get something off my chest. My husband doesn’t eat mince (among a whole list of other ingredients) and it’s FRUSTRATING. There, I said it. Even if this isn’t the most emotional confession you might hear today, for me, it is quite the predicament.Who doesn’t love mince? For me there are loads of reasons to love this versatile ingredient. It’s rather cheap, nutritious and can be used in like a gazillion recipes. Think Homemade Burgers,Meatballs in Tomato Sauce, Mince and…

Guys, I have to just get something off my chest. My husband doesn’t eat mince (among a whole list of other ingredients) and it’s FRUSTRATING. There, I said it. Even if this isn’t the most emotional confession you might hear today, for me, it is quite the predicament.Who doesn’t love mince? For me there are loads of reasons to love this versatile ingredient. It’s rather cheap, nutritious and can be used in like a gazillion recipes. Think Homemade Burgers,Meatballs in Tomato Sauce, Mince and…

Paul Hollywood prefers melt-in-the-mouth pastry for his fruity mince pies, so this recipe is nice and short

Mince pies

Paul Hollywood prefers melt-in-the-mouth pastry for his fruity mince pies, so this recipe is nice and short

Unbelievably easy mince pies - Please see my British Food and Drink board for more food and drink from the UK.

Unbelievably easy mince pies

Star-Topped Mince Pies:This is the way I make my mince pies, and there is no changing me or them: they are small, to be popped straight into the mouth in one go; the pastry is plain, the better to contrast with the rich, fruited filling; and they have not full casings but little stars as lids, which makes them look beautiful and taste flutteringly light.

Star-Topped Mince Pies

Star-Topped Mince Pies:This is the way I make my mince pies, and there is no changing me or them: they are small, to be popped straight into the mouth in one go; the pastry is plain, the better to contrast with the rich, fruited filling; and they have not full casings but little stars as lids, which makes them look beautiful and taste flutteringly light.

Paul Hollywood’s mince pies - this recipe uses two jars of mincemeat to make 12 pies so they are going to be quite big!

Paul Hollywood’s mince pies

Paul Hollywood’s mince pies - this recipe uses two jars of mincemeat to make 12 pies so they are going to be quite big!

Good Food reader Helen Carmichael shares her homemade citrus pastry recipe - perfect for filling with your own mincemeat

Orange pastry mince pies

Good Food reader Helen Carmichael shares her homemade citrus pastry recipe - perfect for filling with your own mincemeat

Mincemeat Streusel Slice - Christmas Mince Pies without the fuss! No rolling out & no fancy stars to cut out. A delicious buttery shortbread traybake with a mincemeat filling & a crumbly almond streusel topping.

Mincemeat Streusel Slice

Mincemeat Streusel Slice - Christmas Mince Pies without the fuss! No rolling out & no fancy stars to cut out. A delicious buttery shortbread traybake with a mincemeat filling & a crumbly almond streusel topping.

Fruit Mince A great filling for pies etc. Use a vegan sweetener like maple or date.  #vegan #glutenfree

Fruit Mince A great filling for pies etc. Use a vegan sweetener like maple or date. #vegan #glutenfree

So much easier than mince pies! Simply fill puff pastry with mincemeat and fruit, then slice to serve. A great dessert for feeding a crowd at Christmas

Mincemeat, apple & cranberry lattice tart

So much easier than mince pies! Simply fill puff pastry with mincemeat and fruit, then slice to serve. A great dessert for feeding a crowd at Christmas

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