Unroll pastry and cut in half lengthways. Cut 9 triangles per strip, each 7cm (3in) across bottom and about 12cm (5in) at sides. Reserve trimmings. Arrange triangles on 2 baking trays lined with baking paper. Score a line around triangles to make a thin border. Cut small squares out of leftover pastry and press onto base of each triangle for a trunk. Brush border and trunk with milk. Chill. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°fan/Gas 6.
Spoon a heaped teaspoon of mincemeat on each triangle. Carefully spread inside border. Scatter almonds over. 3 Bake for 20 minutes until crisp and golden. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Bake for 20 minutes until crisp and golden. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Mix 75g (3oz) icing sugar with lemon juice and 1 teaspoon water. Drizzle icing at pointed end of trees and a little further down to look like snow. When set, dust with icing sugar.
Prepare one tray of trees and bake them while you prepare the other tray. If the mincemeat slides off trees while baking, quickly pile it back on as soon as you take them out of the oven. These will keep for three days in an airtight container.
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