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Slow Cooker Mincemeat Swirls

Perfect for breakfast over the holidays, these mincemeat-filled swirls using mince pie filling with a simple scone mixture and bake in a couple of hours, filling the house with festive fragrances! The brandy glaze will add an extra twist for the adults
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Slow Cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 302kcal


  • large oval slow cooker


  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • zest of an orange I used 2 small clementines
  • 55 g unsalted butter cubed
  • 30 g caster sugar
  • 150 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • half a jar of mincemeat I used luxury mincemeat with brandy and port

For the glaze:

  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 3 heaped tsp buttermilk
  • 1-2 tsp brandy optional


  • Place the flour, salt, cinnamon and clementine or orange zest in a large bowl.
  • Rub in the butter then stir in the sugar.
  • Pour in the milk and combine using a spoon to make a soft dough.
  • Dust your work surface with flour then form the dough into a small rectangle, about a centimetre thick.
  • Spread the mincemeat thickly over the dough, then roll up along the long edge to make a roll.
  • Cut the roll into 8 pieces about 2 centimetres thick.
  • Arrange the mincemeat swirls in the base of the slow cooker on baking paper or on a cake case.
  • Cook on high for approx 1.5 to 2 hours or until firm and starting to go crispy around the edges.
  • Remove from the slow cooker and leave to cool slightly.
  • Make the glaze by mixing the ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle over the swirls and enjoy immediately.


  • Place a tea towel or a double layer of kitchen roll under the lid of the slow cooker to catch drips.
  • Use the edge of the baking paper to remove the mincemeat swirls from the slow cooker pot.


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.3mg