Christmas Mincemeat Slices

1 hour 15 minutes
45 minutes


  • 9oz unbleached white flour
  • 1oz ground almonds
  • 6oz butter
  • 3oz caster sugar
  • Grated rind of half a lemon
  • 2tbsp single cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1lb Mincemeat
  • 2tbsp Apricot Jam
  • 2tbsp Brandy or Rum
  • 1oz Ground Almonds


  1. Rub the fat into the flour, almonds and sugar until breadcrumbs
  2. Rise to a dough with the cream, lemon rind and yolk
  3. Divide into two and wrap in foil or film and chill for 1 hour
  4. After chilling roll one portion of pastry to fill a tin 12 x 8 x 3/4 (swiss roll tin). Cover with mincemeat, apricot jam, brandy or rum and ground almonds mixed together.
  5. Roll out second portion of pastry and cover the filling. Whisk an egg white until frothy and paint the pastry, sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven 190C for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

This slice can be served hot or cold, cut into portions with cream or on its own.