Recipe: Stollen mince pies

  • Makes 12 pies
  • Easy

Treat your friends and family to a hot mince pie this Christmas with this easy recipe

Mince pie recipe (Photo by: Laura Kate Bradley via Getty Images)

Two festive giants collide in these stollen mince pies with marzipan, Madeira cake and mincemeat, says BBC Good Food.



  • sweet shortcrust pastry 375g
  • a little flour for dusting
  • mincemeat 375g/13oz
  • Madeira cake 50g/2oz
  • ground almonds 50g/2oz
  • egg yolk 1
  • Caster sugar 25g/1oz
  • butter 50g/2oz, softened
  • candied peel 3tbsp
  • marzipan 100g/4oz, finely diced
  • toasted flaked almonds 25g/1oz
  • icing sugar for dusting


  • Step 1

    Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and stamp out 12 circles, 8cm across; you might need to re-roll the trimmings. Press into the holes of a 12-hole bun tin. Add a few teaspoons of the mincemeat to each pastry case.

  • Step 2

    Whizz the cake, almonds, egg, caster sugar and butter in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, then stir in the candied peel and marzipan. Divide between the tarts and scatter over the flaked almonds. You can cover and chill the unbaked tarts for up to a day, or freeze for up to 3 months.

  • Step 3

    Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. Bake the pies for 20–25 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and dust with icing sugar. When cool enough, lift from the tin.