Kenwood Festive Favourites: Viennese Whirl Mince Pies

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With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about whipping up some tasty festive treats!

And, thanks to the super talented Shane Smith and Kenwood Ireland, we have the perfect recipe to kick off your holiday baking. Check out our Instagram on Saturday, December 3rd for a great step-by-step guide from Shane himself. Below you’ll find the recipe for these delectable tarts, enjoy!

Viennese Whirl Mince Pies – Makes 12

Sweet Pastry

125g butter

125g caster sugar

1 medium egg

Dash vanilla essence

250g plain flour


500g mincemeat filling

Viennese Whirl Topping

250g soft butter

50g icing sugar

225g plain flour

25g cornflour

Dash vanilla essence


Grease and dust a 12 pan cupcake tray, set aside.

For the sweet pastry – In your Kenwood mixing bowl, using the K-Beater, cream the butter and sugar together until pale in colour.

Add the egg and vanilla, combine.

Finally, add the flour. Do not over mix at this stage.

Turn the mix out onto a floured surface, gently knead to form a ball, wrap in Clingfilm and chill for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Once rested, return to the floured surface and roll out.

Cut out 12 x 10cm circles and place one into each cupcake case, press up the sides.

Divide the mincemeat between the 12. (Any excess pastry can be chilled or frozen for later)

For the biscuit topping – In the Kenwood mixing bowl fitted with the K-Beater, cream the butter, vanilla and icing sugar together until pale and soft.

To this, add the sieved flour and cornflour and mix well.

Spoon this batter into a piping bag fitted with a medium star shaped nozzle and pipe on top of the mincemeat filling. This will spread slightly, so when piping don’t cover the top completely.

Bake at 170C (150 fan/ 325F/ Gas 3) for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Once baked, allow to cool for ten minutes before removing from the tin.

Best served warm with a spoon of semi whipped cream!

Our Kenwood Chef XL range is available in-store and on our website for festive baking and beyond. Ideal for the baker on your Christmas list!

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