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Fruit mince pie

Short crust pastry filled with rich,sticky and spiced fruit filling,usually served during christmas season.
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Makes: 25 to 30 min pies

For the dough

  1. All purpose flour- 2 cups
  2. Salt- 1/4 tsp
  3. Icing sugar-2 tbsp
  4. Unsalted butter,cut into cubes-2/3 cup
  5. Egg yolk- 1 large
  6. Cold water- 2 to 3 tbsp

For the fruit filling

  1. Mixed dry fruits- 1.5 cup( use sultanas,raisins,currants,cranberries etc)
  2. Almonds,chopped-1/8 cup
  3. Apple,peeled and grated-1 large
  4. Apple juice-1/4 cup
  5. Brown sugar- 1/2 cup
  6. Butter- 2 tbsp
  7. Lemon and orange rind- 2 tsp
  8. Lemon juice-2 tsp
  9. Cinnamon powder- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
  10. Mixed spice powder-1/4 tsp
  11. Nutmeg powder-1 pinch


  • Combine together all the ingredients for the filling in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.Reduce the flame to medium and allow to simmer until the dry fruits turns soft and water content is almost completely absorbed.Allow this to cool completely.
  • In a large mixing bowl,combine together,all purpose flour, salt and icing sugar.Add butter and mix gently using your finger tips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.Add egg yolk and sufficient quantity of water,mix gently until the dough just comes together.Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until  smooth.
  • Preheat oven to 180 Deg C.Lightly grease the muffin tin with butter.Keep aside.
  • Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface until 3 mm thick and cut out rounds using a  cookie cutter.Gently press this into the muffin tin.
  • Fill the pastry shells with 1 to 2 tsp of the fruit filling.
  • Cut out small star shapes from the rolled out dough and place it over the fruit filling.Press the edges to seal.Transfer to the baking tray and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until it turns slightly golden on the edges.

  • Allow it to cool completely.Dust with powdered sugar and serve.
  • Transfer it to a bowl ,serve warm or chilled.

    • Leftover fruit filling can be refrigerated for more than a week.

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    December 13, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Gorgeous and delicious pie.

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    December 13, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Wonderful presentation , glowing star in the dark sky.

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    December 13, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    glad to see this recipe as I am i search for a good one. i am a regular follower of u n tried many n all were awesome. Cheers!!!!!!!

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    December 14, 2013 at 4:41 am

    those stars on the top are so cute! and the pies look festive

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    Gerlinde in Washington
    December 14, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Your little pies look lovely!

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    December 14, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    They look adorable.. thanks for the wonderful recipe dear 🙂

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    December 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Fruit mince pie looks awesome 🙂

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