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Fruit mince

You either love or hate fruit mince…. I love it!

It’s so versatile and makes a wonderful homemade Christmas gift. I’ve used it to top biscuits, rolled it in puff pastry to make little fruit mince swirls, added it to vanilla ice-cream for an easy frozen ice-cream pudding, stirred it into a chocolate brownie mixture to make them festive and fruity and of course used it to make the classic (and so delicious!) fruit mince pies.

Hopefully this recipe inspires you to make some delicious homemade treats of your own. Merry Christmas.

Hope you enjoy.

Classic (and cheat's) fruit mince
Classic (and cheat's) fruit mince
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Servings
2 cups
Servings
2 cups
Classic (and cheat's) fruit mince
Classic (and cheat's) fruit mince
Print Recipe
Servings
2 cups
Servings
2 cups
Ingredients
Servings: cups
Instructions
  1. Place dried fruit and almonds in a food processor. Process until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 days, stirring daily, before using.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This classic recipe makes about 2 cups and will keep for about 1 year. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge. The flavours will intensify the longer it is left.

Sometimes, you just need a helping hand, especially around Christmas, so here is a cheat’s version using a jar of fruit mince and jazzing it up with a few pantry items. This mixture maybe a little wetter than homemade fruit mince, but is still suitable for fruit mince pies and stirring into ice-cream, brownie or muffin mixtures.

Cheat’s fruit mince

410g jar fruit mince
½ cup dried cranberries
1 apple, peeled, coarsely grated
1 tablespoon brandy
1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind

1 Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.


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