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English Mince Pies



  • 3 cups of mixed dried fruit (I used raisins, figs, dates and cranberries)
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup of orange marmalade
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of all spice


  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of cold unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 cup of very cold water


  1. In a large bowl, combine all the filling ingredients together. Mix well and soak it overnight in the fridge.
  2. Using a food processor, add your flour, butter, sugar and salt. Process until combined like breadcrumbs. Add in your water and process until a dough forms. Remove from food processor and place the dough in the fridge for at least one hour before using.
  3. Roll pastry out to 4-5 mm thick. Create discs or shape it to your preference. I used a circle 6 inch pastry cutter.
  4. Spoon the filling into each pastry case and top the case with pastry. I cut a star shape out of the top if my pastry, but you can decided if you want to cover it completely or shape it.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or even the traditional English custard

Being half British the tradition of having mince pies during the holidays as always been important for me. Many people either hate it or love it, but if you try a homemade one, I promise you that you’ll love it! It’s filled with lots of fibre and definitely a treat that is on the healthier side.

This recipe made 6 and will only take you 30 minutes to make, plus some waiting time.

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