Mincemeat and cranberry tartlets

The perfect low-calorie treat for Christmas parties.

Healthy and festive mincemeat and cranberry filo tartlets

Preparation and cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 4 sheets of fresh or frozen filo pastry
  • Brush of butter (15g/½oz)
  • 50g/2oz raisins and sultanas
  • 50g/2oz dried cranberries
  • 100g/3½oz cooking apple, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon of golden syrup 
  • 1 tablespoon of hot water
  • A sprinkle of caster or icing sugar


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160ºC/320ºF/Gas mark 3. Lightly butter the wells of a Yorkshire pudding tin.
  2. Mix the dried fruits and apple together in a bowl with the golden syrup and hot water. Leave to one side.
  3. Lightly dab some butter over a sheet of filo pastry and fold to form a rectangular shape three pastry layers thick. Cut into two roughly-equal 10cm squares.
  4. Place each square into a well of the Yorkshire pudding tin. Repeat with the remaining sheets, giving you eight pastry shells.
  5. Divide the fruit mixture evenly between the eight pastry shells. Crinkle the edges of the pastry up a little to hold the mixture in place.
  6. Bake in the oven for 7-8 minutes, until the pastry has crisped. Sprinkle with caster or icing sugar and serve warm or cold as preferred.

Top Tip

These are great as a party snack or dessert, and are a lower-fat alternative to regular mince pies.