Mincemeat Pies Recipe

November 30, 2016
Mince pies recipe. 
Homemade mince pies recipe made from sultanahs, raisins, dried figs, apricots.

Bite size mince pies

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It's that time of the year again to indulge in mince pies.

Honest truth...

I don't quite like mince pies!
Store-bought mince pies are always loaded with sugar, so sweet that I felt sick after ONE bite!

By this time of the year, everyone is looking for the best mince pies in the market.

Traditional Mince pies

Is there meat in Mincemeat Pies?

Mincemeat pies are actually pies without meat, so rest assured, no animal was harm in the process.

Mincemeat pies are filled with dried fruits and spices. Mincemeat making could be traced back to 13th centuries.

Mince in mince pies are made of sultanas, dried apricots, raisins, dried figs, fresh apple and orange marmalade.

Spices like ground cloves and mixed spice were introduced to the mincemeat.

This a non-boozy version of mincemeat pies.

petite mince pies

The best Mincemeat pies in the market

I was told that Marks and Spencer's mince pies are the best!

Comes November, my friend would be looking hi and lo for Marks and Spencer's mince pies.
And MS mince pies don't stay on shelves for long!
The turn around time is so quick!
You snooze , you lose and you will be without any pies for Christmas.
She used to vent out her frustration when she couldn't get any!

Christmas without mince pies will be like Eid without lemang :(.

Mince Pies Recipe to try

...and you might be wondering why am I baking mince pies, since I don't like mince pies?

Hubby was surprised that I wanted to bake mince pies for he too not a great fan of mince pies.

Well... I came across a mince pies recipe from an old magazine cut-out.

I believe its was from Prima magazine.

They claimed that this mince pies recipe :-
"Once you've made this mincemeat, you'll never want to buy the ready made-kind ever again!"

Their statement just cried out LOUD to me

 I MUST try.

Yuletide mince pies

Homemade Mincemeat Pies

I am so glad that I tried baking these mince pies.

I reduce the sugar by 75% in the mincemeat.
The sweetness was just right.

The pastry was good too, soft and crumble in the mouth.
Coming from two person who don't like... never like mince pies...

We gave these mince pies 2 thumbs up!

And I actually lost count of how many mincemeat pies I ate!

I am not sure how Marks and Spencer's mince pies tasted like.

I'd like to believe that these homemade  Christmas mince pies would top that, after all you can control the amount of sugar hence sweetness in your mincemeat!

star top mince pies

How long can I keep the mince meat?

I kept my mincemeat in the refrigeration section for 2 weeks.

I dare not keep mincemeat in the refrigerator past that 2 weeks mark, as my mincemeat mix has fresh cut into small pieces apple.

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Yield: 48 small mince pies

Mince Pies Recipe

Mince pies recipe. Homemade mince pies recipe made from sultanahs, raisins, dried figs, apricots.
prep time: 30 Mcook time: 50 Mtotal time: 80 M


Mincemeat Recipe
  • 110g sultanas
  • 110g raisins
  • 110g dried figs
  • 110g dried apricots
  • 1 pink lady apple - peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 45g brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
Recipe for Mincemeat Pie Pastry
  • 550g plain flour
  • 50g almond meal
  • 350g cold butter- chopped
  • 150g icing sugar-sifted
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 30ml milk


How to Bake Mince Pies Recipe

Homemade Mincemeat Pies
  1. Place sultanas, raisins, figs, apricots and apple in food processor and process until coarsely chopped.
  2. Transfer to a glass bowl (with cover) and mix in the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Cover and store in the fridge until ready to use.
Making the Pastry
  1. Mix flour and almond meal in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add cold chopped butter and rub flour, almond meal and butter in breadcrumbs.
  3. Add icing sugar, lemon zest, egg yolks and milk.
  4. Mix to a dough.
  5. Rest the dough in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Baking Mincemeat Pies
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Using non-stick mini muffin pan (24 holes), roll out pastry, cut out 24 discs and line the muffin pan..
  3. Fill each pie with 1 teaspoon heap of mincemeat.
  4. Roll out another dough and cut out another 24 discs or stars, to cover/ top the mince pies.
  5. Dampen edges and press the tops.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.


1. Recipe yield 48 mince pies. 2. I do not own a mini pie tins so 24 holes mini muffin pan was used. 3. Mince meat is enough for 48, only 1 heap teaspoon is needed to fill up each pie. 4. Halved the dough recipe if star shape pie topper is used. 5. Read and taste all the ingredients, check for sugar content, whether additional sugar was introduced in the product. Then adjust the quantity of sugar used. On personal note : I'd prefer to not add any sugar at all... but for sweeter taste mince pies, double or triple sugar quantity 6. Mincemeat can keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge 7. Gold sprinkle is optional, you can dust with icing sugar
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Mince pies recipe. Made from sultanah, raisins, dried figs, apricots.

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  1. Those are beautiful. I have never tried a mince pie but maybe I will have to make these because they look great!

  2. For the mincemeat, the final ingredient listed is 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice... what is the mixed spice(s) that I should be using?

  3. I made these and they were a big hit. However, I have to confess I cheated. I used store bought premade dough and mincemeat! Thanks though for the idea.


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