Easy mince pies

As part of my role as a Panasonic blogger I have been given a fantastic combination microwave to try out. I’ll be telling you more about it in the New Year, but for now, here is a very easy Mince Pie recipe.

Mine don’t look anywhere near as good as the ones made for us at Panasonic, but they tasted amazing!

mince pies

Serves 12.


  • 375g ready rolled puff pastry
  • Small jar mincemeat
  • 1tbsp orange juice
  • 50g butter
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 100g flaked almonds


Cut out 12 rounds of pastry and place them in the prepared cake tin, place in the fridge.

Pre-heat the oven on CONVECTION 180.

Put 12 tsp on mincemeat in a bowl, and a tbsp of orange juice and mix.

In another bowl, add 50g butter and place on the base of the oven and melt on high microwave for 30sec or until melted. Add the almonds and mix.

Remove pastry from the fridge and fill each case with a tsp on mincemeat and top with the almond mixture.

Bake for 18-20 minutes.


  Note – these instructions are for using a combination microwave.



  1. says

    Oh are you doing this with Penny? I think it’s a great idea. When P came round my house, I had to confess to her, I didn’t even know if my built in microwave was a combi one. It’s definitely got a grill, but I just don’t use it. I really must get the instructions out, it make co plate sense to use it instead of the main oven.
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