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Mince Pies for Dogs

Mince Pies for Dogs

Mince pies are a traditional festive favourite. Unfortunately, the ones we humans love are filled with raisins (and sometimes alcohol), which dogs must not eat. This dog friendly recipe means your dog can tuck into their very own pie this festive season.

The ginger in this recipe is a good spice for joints while parsley is great for fresh breath. These pies are rather fattening as there’s a lot of pastry in each, so only feed one or two a day. If your dog has had two, then reduce their regular amount of food accordingly.

Mince Pies for Dogs recipe video

Ingredients (Makes 8):

For the filling:

  • 400g (14 oz) turkey mince
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger (optional)
  • 1 tsp dried (or 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh) herbs (See below)

For the pastry:

  • 200g (7 oz) plain flour
  • 100ml (4 fl oz) oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50g (2 oz) grated cheese 


Preheat the oven to 180˚C (350˚F/Gas 4). Lightly grease a bun tin.

In a bowl, stir together the turkey mince, parsley and ginger (if using). Set aside.

To make the pastry, add the flour, egg and cheese to a bowl. Stir together with a spoon.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out your dough. Use a cookie or pastry cutter to make 16 rounds from the dough. Use 8 rounds to line the holes of your bun tin.

Use a teaspoon to spoon the turkey mix into each pastry case.

Brush the edges of the remaining pastry rounds with water and stick them on top of each pie. Press gently around the edges to seal. Pierce the top of each pie with a fork to let steam escape as it bakes.

Place the tin in the oven. Cook for 30 minutes.

Let the pies cool on a wire rack before eating. You can store these mince pies in the fridge for up to a week.


  • Kcals/100g (4 oz): 620
  • Protein: 28%
  • Fat: 13%

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