Crumble Topped Mince Pies Recipe with Whisky

Best mince pie recipes

It wouldn't be Christmas without our best mince pie recipes. Make our delicious twists on the traditional festive recipe, from boozy mincemeat pie to bourbon meringue mince pies and more

Want to make your own mince pies for Christmas? Looking for an easy mince pie recipe? From mini versions to giant sharing pies and gluten free varieties, we’ve got plenty of ideas here to see you through the festive season. Try our favourites below or get stuck into some of our other classic Christmas sweets.


Enjoy these mince pies, then check out more festive treats in our collections of Christmas cookies recipes,  Christmas cake recipes and Christmas dessert recipes.

Easy mince pie recipes

Classic mince pies

Sometimes you just can’t beat a classic. Making your own shortcrust pastry for this recipe is surprisingly simple, and investing in decent shop-bought mincemeat makes all the difference.

Classic Mince Pies

Mince pies with shortbread pastry

Put an imaginative twist on your classic mince pie recipe this Christmas by adding shortbread pastry.

Mince pies with shortbread pastry

Whisky crumble mince pies

We’ve added a splash of booze and morello cherries to these mince pies and topped with buttery crumble for extra indulgence.

Crumble Topped Mince Pies Recipe with Whisky

Mini viennese mince pies

How do you make mini mince pies taste even better? Add even more buttery goodness with a viennese swirl biscuit topping, of course!

Mini Viennese Mince Pies Recipe - served on a wooden board

Clementine mince pies

Fresh clementine zest and a dash of Cointreau is what makes these mince pies extra special. Finish with a pastry star topper.


Boozy mincemeat pie

This elegant recipe turns the humble mince pie into a fantastic Christmas dessert. Use shop-bought shortcrust pastry and a good-quality mincemeat to save time. Finish with a dusting of silvery icing sugar. Try our impressive festive desserts here.

Boozy Mincemeat Pie Recipe

Gluten-free mince pies with meringue

Just because you’re gluten free doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the Christmas fun. These boozy Bourbon mince pies don’t compromise on flavour or texture.

Bourbon meringue mince pies served on a cake stand next to mini white christmas trees

Marzipan mince pies

Takes these mince pies to a whole new level with the addition of a layer of marzipan. This recipe comes from The Burlington restaurant at Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire.

Mince pies - olive magazine

Try our easy mincemeat recipe for the best mince pie filling.

Home-made mincemeat is easy to make, tastes wonderful and is the basis for so much of our Christmas baking. This recipe makes six jars. Give a couple of jars away to friends and family and use the rest to make Christmas pudding, Christmas cake and mince pies.

Discover more of our Christmas baking ideas

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