Christmas Fruit Mincemeat Pies


Christmas Fruit Mincemeat Pies are sweet, fruity and traditionally served not only on Christmas, but Easter as well

Sweet, fruity Traditional Christmas Fruit Mincemeat Pies - easy to make, easy to eat !

These Christmas Fruit Mincemeat Pies are a South-African favorite traditional Christmas treat. The pies are normally only on sale during Christmas and Easter in the supermarkets.


As it is one of my son’s favorite sweet treats, I first made some myself, earlier this year, on his birthday, as part of the dessert table.

Had I known (right, my own ignorant mistake!) earlier just how easy these are to make, I would have started baking them years ago already !

These are much more delicious than most of the store-bought brands – I doubt whether I will buy again as it is very easy to make, using a good quality bottled Fruit Mincemeat (I only use SAFARI, but am not sure whether this specific brand is available outside of South-Africa)

Sweet, fruity Traditional Christmas Fruit Mincemeat Pies - easy to make, easy to eat !

Never had a Christmas Fruit Mincemeat Pie ? Well, it is a sweet, very fruity little pie, or cookie, not quite sure which category is correct.

As I mentioned I buy a good quality filling, but I do know people also make their own fillings, where the ingredients are more or less the same, with small differences.

Before we go onto the recipe: there are NO animal meat in Fruit Mincemeat ! It is the meat of the fruit which is minced … Much, much older recipes might have used actual meat, but that is something I have no knowledge about.

Sweet, fruity Traditional Christmas Fruit Mincemeat Pies - easy to make, easy to eat !
Above you can see what I mean by a “patty pan” in the recipe below – very shallow and just big enough for a two bite fruit mincemeat pie. I prefer these to the deeper (mini muffin or standard muffin) sized pies, as they are incredibly sweet and I know (from previous store-bought pies) bigger ones are just too much.

These pies can be made in a mini or standard muffin pan as well – you will then have to double/triple the recipe to make 12 pies. They can be served the way I make them – open with a star on top or cut a large enough circle to cover the top (make a small hole to allow steam to escape in each pie, if making “closed” pies)

This is of course a personal choice – let me know which you prefer, shallow or a deep fruit pie ? And if you have not tasted one yet, will you try the recipe?
Sweet, fruity Traditional Christmas Fruit Mincemeat Pies - easy to make, easy to eat !

Sweet, fruity Traditional Christmas Fruit Mincemeat Pies - easy to make, easy to eat !

Keep in a sealed container.
LINDA
Sweet, fruity Traditional Christmas Fruit Mincemeat Pies - easy to make, easy to eat !

11 thoughts on “Christmas Fruit Mincemeat Pies”

  1. Hi, I linked up mincemeat pies today at the Adorned from above link party too, great minds think alike, yours look awesome, i love how we both explain that their is no Meat in the recipe…. people always think there is

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Hi Linda,
    These look so good. I have never had mincemeat pie. I'm going to have to try it. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party will be live at midnight. I hope to see you there.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee's
    Linda @ With A Blast

  4. Hey Linda, These look so pretty. I have to say the name has always scared me off, but one day… hahaha

    Thanks so much for linking up at last week's Humble Brag. This week, The Better Half, along with a bunch of other awesome bloggers are hosting a link party to support the Sandy Hook area – $1 will be donated for every project linked up. Its up and running now. Hope to see you there!

    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/special-link-party-supporting-sandy-hook/

    Last week's features will be posted Friday morning along with the ad space winner.

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