Oh-so-simple puff pastry swirls

I made these mincemeat puff pastry swirls last weekend and just had to share them as they are so simple yet so impressive looking. They’re perfect if you’ve got friends coming round and need to whip up a tasty hot treat, so long as you don’t mind a bit of pastry on the carpet.

Puff pastry mincemeat swirls

Firstly, you need a packet of ready rolled puff pastry. Unroll it, but leave it on the baking parchment. Spread it with whatever you fancy – jam, mincemeat, or perhaps even some of my home-made lemon curd? We went for mincemeat as I have been planning my #WinChristmas giveaway this week and it has been making me feel rather festive.

Once your pastry is covered, roll up the long sides into the middle. Wrap your roll back up in the parchment and pop it in the freezer for a while to firm up, just to make it easier to cut. Once it’s firm, cut the roll into 1cm rounds and lay them out on a greased baking sheet. At this stage you might want to add a topping – we sprinkled our mincemeat puff pastry swirls with sugar and ground mixed spice.

Pop in the oven at 200 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until they look nice and golden brown.

Puff pastry mincemeat swirls

That’s it! So easy isn’t it?

What’s your favourite super easy recipe?



  1. 11 October, 2013 / 6:52 pm

    Yum!! I’m no cook! The best thing I can make is fairy or crispy cakes…lol x

    • admin
      15 October, 2013 / 9:15 am

      You could DEFINITELY make these Kim!

  2. 12 October, 2013 / 6:09 am

    They look lovely. We make something similar at work with the children but twist the pastry to make straws – bit like chesse straws but with mince meat

    • admin
      15 October, 2013 / 9:16 am

      Yes! I’m going to have a go at some cheese straws next. I have basically JUST discovered ready made pastry. It’s a revelation…

  3. 12 October, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    Hi, I make these with marmite & cheese and also red or green pesto. They are super easy and everyone loves them!!! ☺️

    • admin
      15 October, 2013 / 9:16 am

      Oooh, I’d have never thought of marmite – what a great idea! We did some with tomato puree, cheese and oregano – they were very tasty.

  4. 13 October, 2013 / 9:10 am

    Oooh, they look great. I love a nice simple recipe and I can almost smell these. Yum :)

    • admin
      15 October, 2013 / 9:17 am

      I can’t believe I had until now been oblivious to the joys of ready made pastry Emily! It’s like a whole new world has opened up to me…

  5. 13 October, 2013 / 6:14 pm

    These look really yummy! With Christmas coming up they would make a more interesting alternative to mince pies :-)

    • admin
      15 October, 2013 / 9:19 am

      They’d be perfect instead of mince pies. I’m guessing that once you had sliced them you could put them back in the freezer and then just have them ready to pop in the oven when unexpected guests showed up!

  6. 17 October, 2013 / 1:53 pm

    These look yummy and quick – will definitely be making them for Christmas. I guess you could also put marmite & cheese as a filling .

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