5 from 5 votes
Fruit mince pies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
I just love the wonderful aroma of baking around Christmas and these fruit mince pies really add to that deliciousness and festive feeling.
Servings: 18 mince pies
Author: Gardening Foodie
  • 1 x 454g jar fruit mince / fruit mincemeat
  • ½ cup / 125g butter or margarine
  • ½ cup / 112g castor or white granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup / 60ml buttermilk or 5 ml lemon juice mixed into ¼ cup of milk
  • 2 cups / 240g cake flour / all purpose flour / plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Start by making the pastry by creaming the sugar and butter or margarine.

  2. Add the buttermilk and beat well until light and creamy.
  3. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Knead lightly to form a soft dough. Place in the fridge or freezer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Heat the oven 160°C / 325°F

  6. Roll out the pastry to 3cm thick. Using a round cutter , cut out and place them into greased or sprayed tart or muffin pans
  7. Put 1 tsp fruit mince mixture into each.
  8. Re-roll out the pastry to cut out covers and press them on top to seal.
  9. Brush tops with milk.
  10. Bake mince pies for 10-15 mins until golden brown.
  11. Remove from tray and place on cooling rack.
  12. Dust with sifted powdered sugar.
  13. Store for up to 3 days in an airtight container.