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At Slimming World, you absolutely can enjoy your favourite festive food and enjoy a cracking Christmas weight loss… and we’ve invited a very special guest to help us prove it!

Saint Nick has made it down the Slimming World chimney and swapped his Santa’s hat for a pinny to show us how to make Food Optimising mince pies. Our recipe is simple, delicious and, at just 3½ Syns per pie, they’re definitely on the nice list.

If you’d like to discover our full collection of festive Slimming World recipes for members, you can find our latest special offers here.

Slimming World mince pies recipe video

Yes you can at Christmas with Slimming World.

Slimming World mince pies recipe

makes 32
3½ Syns each
ready in 35 minutes, plus 30 minutes chilling

What you need:

225g plain flour
110g butter, cut into small cubes
low-calorie cooking spray
16 level tbsp mincemeat
1 level tsp icing sugar, for dusting

What you do:

1. To make the pastry, sift the flour (reserving 1 tsp for dusting) along with a pinch of salt, into a mixing bowl. Add the butter and gently rub it in with your fingertips, then add cold water until the mixture is wet enough to mix into a ball that leaves the sides of the bowl clean. Chill for 30 minutes.

2. Preheat your oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas 5 and lightly spray 32 non-stick muffin-tin holes with low-calorie cooking spray (if you don’t have enough tins, you can make the pies in batches).

3. Sprinkle the reserved flour over a work surface then roll out the pastry thinly. Cut out 32 rounds with a 7½cm fluted cutter and use them to line the prepared muffin tins. Keep the trimmings.

4. Put ½ tbsp mincemeat into each pastry case.

5. Roll out the reserved pastry trimmings and make some stars with a small star cutter. Use these to decorate the tops of the pies.

6. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastry is crisp and lightly coloured, then leave to cool on a wire rack. Dust with the icing sugar to serve.

New! Mince pie baked oats recipe

We’ve added a sprinkle of festive magic to this satisfying, slimming-friendly breakfast staple. Try our brand-new recipe here.

More for members: Dive into our Santa’s sack of recipes and strategies to keep your slimming cool this Yule…

If slimming-friendly makes and bakes are top of your Christmas wish list, you’ll discover seasonal recipes to suit every occasion in your local Slimming World group and at Slimming World Online.

Yes you can with Slimming World

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