Primula Surprise Mince Pies: Great For Christmas Parties

Recipe and photo credit by Primula

Primula Surprise Mince Pies.

Primula Surprise Mince Pies. Hello friends. So how are you today?

Christmas is all about spreading joy; so why not give your loved ones a little surprise this year with real mince pies, loaded with spicy minced beef and a surprise cheesy centre.

Primula Surprise Mince Pies: Great For Christmas Parties

How To Make Primula Surprise Mince Pies:

Cooking: 18-20 minutes

Makes: 10


1 tube of Primula Original Cheese

500g ready-rolled short crust pastry

150g minced beef

4-5 chopped sundried tomatoes

½ diced onion

½ pint beef stock

1tsp paprika

1 crushed garlic clove

1 tsp cayenne pepper

2tbsps tomato puree

1 tsp corn flour

½tsp sugar

1tsp olive oil

Primula Surprise Mince Pies: Great For Christmas Parties

Primula Surprise Mince Pies Method:

1.) Firstly, preheat the oven to 180oC. Roll out pastry large enough to cut out 10 discs to line the mini muffin tin moulds and 10 smaller discs for lids. Brush the tin moulds with a little oil.

2.) In a frying pan, fry the mince with about ½ teaspoon of oil. Add the crushed garlic and onions and cook. When the mince is brown add sundried tomatoes, tomato puree and the stock. Add the cayenne pepper, cumin, paprika and sugar and simmer for about 10 minutes so that the liquid reduces. 

3.) Add the cornflour and mix thoroughly. Season to taste.

4.) In the bottom of each of the pie, bases spoon a layer of mince into each and squeeze a layer of Primula Original Cheese on top. Leave enough space to fit the pastry lid.

5.) Brush the rim of the pie with milk and place the lid on top. 

6.) Pinch around the rim to seal the lid and then make a small hole in the top to allow steam to escape. Brush the top with some milk.

7.) Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes. 

8.) Last but not least, take out of the oven when the pastry is a nice golden brown. Enjoy piping hot from the oven or cool for a chilled treat. So tasty.

Primula Surprise Mince Pies: Great For Christmas Parties

So what do you think about these Primula Surprise Mince Pies? Do you also fancy making some? Because I do.

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Recipe and photo credit by Primula

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  1. Anne Byerley
    19 November 2013 / 09:19

    Hi Claire,I love these, deifinitely going to give them a try.Thank you.I hope that you have a fantastic day.Love and best wishes.Anne

    • 19 November 2013 / 10:06

      Hi Anne, thanks for the lovely comment, let me know how they go 🙂