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Christmas is definitely a time for feasting! Here are our top 3 simple, yet delicious festive recipes. Why not give them a try…

Mince Pie

There are plenty of readymade mince pies on the shelves but you can’t beat homemade mince pies at Christmas, they are just delicious.


  • 225g cold butter
  • 350g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 280g mincemeat
  • 1 egg
  • Icing sugar to dust


  • To make the pastry, rub the butter and flour, mix in the caster sugar and a pinch of salt
  • Combine and knead the pastry
  • Heat the oven to 180C. Place 12 small balls of pastry into the holes of the tin and push out
  • Spoon mincemeat into the pies
  • Take slightly smaller balls of pastry than before and pat them out to make round lids, and place on top and press to seal the edges using a bit of milk
  • Brush the tops of the pies with beaten egg
  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden
  • To serve, lightly dust with the icing sugar, makes them look fancier!


Mince Pies


Sweet and spicey, it’s definitely a winner in our eyes!


  • 1 litre full fat milk
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Gratings of nutmeg
  • Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 90g sugar


  • Pour the milk into a large pan. Add the spices and vanilla and heat gently
  • Whisk egg yolks and sugar
  • Slowly pour the hot milk over the egg yolks, stirring all the time, until steam rises
  • Then it’s ready to serve with a bit of Brandy!


Festive trifle is definitely our alternative recommendation to Christmas pudding.


  • 3 packets of jelly
  • 1 sponge
  • 800 ml custard
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 700g blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Any decorations you like!


  • Make the jelly
  • Pour into trifle dish so that it covers the base and place in the fridge
  • Make the compote by heating the berries with a spoon of water, add sugar and simmer until thick, then let it cool
  • Then start assembling! Jelly is already in, so slice the cake and place on top, then layer the custard, then the compote
  • Whip cream and sugar and pipe it on top
  • Pop on any decorations on top that take your fancy

Ready to try out these recipes next time you stay away from home? Then book direct with us now to secure the best price accommodation in Derby. You’ll have plenty of space and everything you will need to try these recipes out in our fully equipped kitchens.

There are loads of great free extras:

• Free Wi-Fi
• Free Netflix
• Free gated parking
• Complimentary drinks
• Toiletries


If you’re interested in staying in Derby and need some spacious accommodation, give Jas at Pride Apartments a call on 01332 5100, or email, as you will get the best price if you Book Direct.

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