Spiced Lamb Pies

Course Savoury
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 pies
Author Andrea L


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onion , finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 tsp dried mint
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 400 g tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 6 square sheets of puff pastry


  1. In a medium size saucepan, heat olive oil and sauté onion and garlic until soft. Add spices and fry for two minutes or until fragrant. Add lamb mince and cook until browned.

  2. Pour in tinned tomatoes and add tomato paste. Turn heat to low and allow mince mixture to simmer for 20 minutes. Finally, add pine nuts and stir to combine. Take mince off the stove and allow to cool slightly before making pies.

  3. For the pies, cut out circles in the pastry for the base and top of the pie using cookie cutters. If you are using a pie maker, often it comes with circle cutters in the suitable size.  

  4. Grease pie maker with a little spray oil and place pastry base circle in the moulds. Scoop in approximately two heaped tablespoons of mince mixture. Top pie with second pastry circle. Close the pie maker and secure shut. Cook pies for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with the rest of the pastry. Serve hot.