Mincemeat and Apple Tartlets

Delicious little tartlets made of puff pastry, mincemeat, and slices of apple. Quick to prepare and also a great way to use up any leftover jars of mincemeat from Christmas.

Mincemeat and Apple Tartlets

4 tartlets
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes

  • Ingredients
  • 250 g pack ready-rolled frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 8 rounded tbsp mincemeat or, 1 small jar about 250 ml (8 fl oz)
  • 1 dessert apple
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • ½ tsp caster/superfine sugar
  • icing/powdered sugar for dusting

  • Can be served with whipped cream/thick double cream, or ice cream (optional)


  • Method
  • Thaw the pastry as directed on the packet.

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) (gas 6).

  • Unroll the pastry onto a large baking sheet. Now mark 4 squares, roughly 12 cm (4½ inches), leaving as much space around the squares as the pastry allows. Remove the excess pastry.
  • Next, using the tip of a knife mark a 1 cm (½ inch) border around the edge of each square. Then brush the border with the beaten egg.
  • Now spoon two rounded spoonfuls of mincemeat onto each square and spread it out, keeping within the border.

  • Quarter each apple and remove the core. Then thinly slice each quarter and lay the slices in a row over the mincemeat, overlapping them to fit. Brush the apples with the melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.

  • Bake for 20 minutes until the pastry is golden and flaky.

  • Just before serving dust all over with icing/powdered sugar.

  • A spoonful of cream or ice cream can be dolloped in the centre of each tartlet.
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