Jennifer Joyce’s Mince Pie Recipe

November 2015

As Christmas draws ever closer, we're getting into the festive spirit here at Carina and we want you to join us! In honour of The Mince Pie Mix Up by Jennifer Joyce, we're sharing her wonderful mince pie recipe with you. 

In The Mince Pie Mix-Up husband and wife Judy and Calvin have settled into their traditional Christmas bickering.

Judy’s convinced that her husband has it easy – no glittery wrapping paper, no playground gossip and absolutely no Christmas baking.

Calvin wishes he could trade in his obnoxious boss and dull nine-to-five job to spend more time kicking back with his kids – how hard can Judy’s life really be?

But after a magical mince pie mix-up, one thing’s for certain – by Christmas Day, life for Judy and Calvin will never be the same again. Perhaps the grass isn’t always greener after all…


Though perhaps not exactly magical, Jennifer Joyce’s real life mince pie recipe is definitely delicious. We’re inviting all our readers to have a go at making your own mince pies – and let us know how you get on! We’re giving away a free ebook copy of The Mince Pie Mix-Up on Friday, 6th November to the yummiest and/or most creative looking mince pie we see. Just tweet your pics to us @UKCarina by Thursday evening for a chance to win!

Jennifer Joyce’s Mince Pies

Jennifer Joyce's Mince Pies (2)Enjoy! And don’t forget to show us your best mince pies @UKCarina all this week.

Jennifer Joyce’s The Mince Pie Mix-Up is published in ebook on 6th November and available at all etailers.