Best ever Christmas Fruit Mince

Christmas fruit mince pies are a traditional treat that contain any meat but rather a mixture of spiced fruits.  This recipe for Fruit Mince came from a radio show in the 1980’s and has become a family favourite not only in the traditional tarts or pies but also on pavlova, in sponge rolls, in muffins and on toast – yes on hot buttered toast  om  nom nom!!!

Fruit Mince Pies
Fruit Mince Pies
  • 75 grams Butter
  • 1 Cup brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mixed Spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground Cloves
  • 2 Cups currants
  • ¼ Cup fine Mixed Peel (Dried or Candied)
  • 2 Apples (grated)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons fresh Orange Rind
  • 1/4 Cup fresh Orange Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Sherry
  1. Mix all together really well
  2. Microwave on hight for 2 minutes then stir well
  3. Repeat cook & stir until the mix thickens
  4. Add 2 Tablespoons Brandy, Scotch or whatever you fancy
  5. Cool and Store in sealed jars in the fridge

This will keep for ages unless the kids find it – then its Fruit mince on toast!!!

Best Pastry to use for traditional tarts/mini pies is a sweet short pastry.

You could also try it on pikelets, in baked apples, as a shortcake slice, in filo pastry cups, warmed up as a sauce on icecream….

LCHF Christmas Mince Tarts



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