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Mini Viennese Mince Pies Recipe - served on a wooden board

Mini viennese mince pies

Published: December 6, 2016 at 2:06 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • plus chilling
  • Easy
  • Makes 24 mini pies

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


Try these mini mince pies, then check out our classic mince pies, puff pastry mince pies and vegan mince pies.


  • 320g jar luxury mincemeat
  • 2 large oranges, zested
  • 25ml amaretto


  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 medium egg


  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 200g 
plain flour


  • STEP 1

    Tip the mincemeat into a bowl, and add the zest of 1 of the oranges and the amaretto. Stir and leave to macerate at room temperature.

  • STEP 2

    To make the pastry, put the flour, butter, icing sugar and egg into a food processor, along with the remaining orange zest and a pinch of fine salt, and pulse until the mix comes together in a clump – you may need to add more liquid (milk or water is fine) if the dough is too dry. Don’t over-pulse the dough or it’ll be tough.

  • STEP 3

    Wrap the dough ball in clingfilm or a plastic sandwich bag, gently flatten it and chill for at least 30 minutes. Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.

  • STEP 4

    For the topping, beat the butter, vanilla and icing sugar together until pale and fluffy. Sieve in the flour and beat again until smooth. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a medium star nozzle.

  • STEP 5

    Roll out the pastry between two sheets of baking paper to the thickness of a 50p coin. Using a small cutter, cut out 24 rounds and press each into the holes of 2 x 12-hole mini fairy cake/mini muffin tins.

  • STEP 6

    Add a tsp of the mincemeat on top of each. Pipe the viennese mix on top of each to cover the mincemeat, and bake for 20 minutes or until the tops are a pale golden colour. Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes before carefully lifting them out.

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