These special festive pies made with a mincemeat, mandarin and apple filling laced with cognac also make a great gift.


  • Filo pastry or puff pastry

  • Mince meat

  • Apricots - fresh or preserved, halved

  • Egg


  • 1.

    Brush sheets of filo pastry with egg and assemble four sheets in a star shape. 

  • 2.

    Alternatively brush a sheet of puff pastry with egg. 

  • 3.

    Place mince meat on the centre, add an apricot half, wrap up pastry and bake for 20 mins at 200 degrees celcius.

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