Gluten Free Mincemeat Palmiers


I love mincemeat but am not a fan of pastry and so I don’t really make mince pies, I tend to buy mine at Christmas (criminal I know considering how much I love baking). Asmy way as with a lot of my recipes I get inspiration from recipes I see others make and do and think us Coeliacs should also be able to eat the same sort of things! Well yesterday Jo Wheatley, a GBBO winner, posted a fabulous picture of her Christmas Palmiers on media sites and it made think of how I could adapt my Gluten Free Cranberry and White Chocolate Pastries into festive mincemeat palmiers! So easy and so delicious, give them a go and see for yourselves!

These palmiers are made with Genius Puff pastry and a jar of mincemeat (please ensure its gluten free) then an egg is used to give them a golden glaze and there’s an optional drizzle of icing to decorate them.

Gluten Free Mincemeat Palmiers (makes 16-18)



  • 1x packet of Genius gluten free puff pastry
  • Approximately ¾ jar of mincemeat (check its Gluten Free!)
  • 1 egg beaten

To Decorate

  • 50g Icing sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cold water


  • Preheat the over to 180℃/Gas 4
  • Roll out the pastry to approximately 30 x 30cm
  • Spread the mincemeat evenly over the pastry.


  • Starting at the bottom of the pastry, tightly roll the pastry towards you to the middle.


  • Roll the top half of the pastry down in the same way to meet the other rolled up pastry.


  • Seal together the two rolls with a little of the beaten egg.


  • Using a sharp knife trim either end of the rolled pastry, then cut it into 16-18 even slices, approximately 1½ cm wide.


  • Place each slice on a non stick backing tray, 3cm apart.


  • Carefully glaze the pastry slices with the beaten egg before baking.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the pastries from the baking trays and leave them to cool thoroughly on a wire rack.


  • Once cooled, mix the icing sugar and water together and drizzle of the pastry swirls!


And there you have it, a quick, easy and delicious alternative to Gluten Free Mince Pies!

Eat & Enjoy!



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