These are very simple to make, but both pretty and delicious, and I will be serving these to my guests on Christmas Day for a Christmas pudding with a difference! Serve this with some very good quality vanilla ice cream and you will knock everyone’s socks off. There’s just something great about hot and crispy meeting cool and sweet!
Christmas mincemeat is not actual minced meat, but a delightful and heavy concoction of spices, dried raisins, currants and dried fruit peel in lots of sugar, stewed until thick and sticky. It is used to fill short crust pasty cases for a very English take on the fruit pie.
I bought a 822-gram jar of Robertsons’ Christmas Classic Mincemeat, but we only used about two-thirds of it for this recipe. You can also make your own if you have the time. For the outside, I used a packet of Doll’s spring roll wrappers, which contained 23 sheets. This is an ideal way to make use of little fingers and get the kids involved in wrapping! It’s great fun and makes light work.
If you’re wondering how to wrap them, there are lots of tutorials available on YouTube, but the easiest way is just to place a tablespoon of the mixture at the bottom corner, roll tightly, and fold the side corners in like an envelope, before sealing the top corner with egg white and rolling up tightly.
Christmas Spring Rolls
- 1 packet of spring roll wrappers
- 1 jar of ready-made mincemeat, (500 grams is plenty!)
- 1 egg white
- Icing sugar for dusting
- Oil for frying
Vanilla ice cream to serve
- Slowly peel apart one wrapper at a time, and make your spring rolls, inserting a tablespoon of mincemeat into each wrapper then rolling as per the instructions above.
- Heat a small frying pan and add a little oil. Gently fry a few spring rolls at a time until they are golden brown.
- Drain on a paper towel and cool for a few minutes before dusting with icing sugar and serving with good quality vanilla ice cream.
- Not serving immediately? When all the rolls are made, you can freeze them until you need them; they also fry well from frozen.
Happy Christmas, Sassy Mamas!