Mincemeat and cranberry tartlets

The perfect treat for festive parties
Try our mincemeat and cranberry tartlets recipe
3 ratings
Recipe by: Sarah Toule | Former Head of Health Information

I have to admit – I love a mince pie, so creating a healthier version was a must. In this recipe, I've kept the sugar content low and used filo pastry meaning these are much lower in fat, sugar and calories than traditional versions, but just as tasty!



  • 4 sheets of fresh or frozen filo pastry
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat spread, melted
  • 50g raisins and sultanas
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 100g cooking apple, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon of golden syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of hot water
  • A sprinkle of caster or icing sugar
25 minutes

Nutrition information (per serving)

5 A DAY:
Less than 1
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160ºC/Fan 140ºC. Lightly grease the wells of a muffin tin with the reduced-fat spread.
  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 reduced-fat spread over a sheet of filo pastry. Fold the short ends into the middle to overlap one another, 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 tin. Repeat with the remaining sheets, giving you 8 pastry shells.
  5. Divide the fruit mixture evenly between the 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.

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