Mince Pies

Mince Pies

Mince Pies

Mince pies are a must have during Christmas season; try our mouth-watering, fruity recipe. These deliciously healthy treats are unbelievably easy, quick and fun to make. Perfect to serve your friends and family at Christmas. Recipe by Rose Elliot.
Course Dessert, Snack


  • 350 g Cooking Dates
  • 225 g Each of currants, sultanas, chopped stoned raisins
  • 75 g Dried cherries
  • 1 Lemon - grated rind and juice
  • 1 Orange - grated rind and juice
  • 50 g Blanched almonds, chopped
  • 350 g Cooking apples, peeled and grated
  • 350 g Tin of Pineapples in juice, drained and chopped
  • For the Pastry
  • 350 g Spelt Flour
  • 175 g Butter, cubed
  • 3 or 4 tbsp Water or orange juice


  • To make the Pineapple Mincemeat, - makes about 2kg. Put everything in a large saucepan and mix well.
  • Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes to soften the fruit
  • Cool for 10 minutes.
  • To store spoon into sterilised jars and press a piece of grease-proof paper down on top of the mince meat before putting on the lid. Label and store in the fridge
  • To make the pastry, Rub butter into flour in a large bowl until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add 2-3 tbsp water/juice and ‘cut’ into the mixture with a knife until it form large clumps. Add another tbsp of water if needed.
  • Press together into a large ball ready to roll.
  • To make the Mince Pies, Roll out and cut pastry into circles with a cutter and line a pie tin.
  • Cut out slightly smaller circles for lids or use a star cutter to make star lids.
  • Fill with mincemeat and bake in a hot oven (200°C, gas mark 6) for 20 minutes.
Keyword Christmas, Mince pie

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