Cut out 12 squares of 7 cm each from the pastry. Cut out the middle section of 6 squares, leaving a 1 cm edge all around. Place the 6 whole squares on the prepared baking sheet.
Whisk together the egg yolk and water and brush the edges of the -squares. Place the 6 pastry frames on top, pressing the edges together lightly. Spoon the mince in the middle of the pies and top with about 5 marzipan balls.
Cut out 6 star shapes from the leftover pastry and place on top of the pies. Brush lightly with the egg mixture. Bake the pies for 15-20 minutes or until puffed out and golden brown.
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