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Curtis's Mum's decadent fruit mince pies

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A classic you can't go wrong with, Curtis' Mum's decadent fruit mince pie is a recipe everyone should have up their sleeve. Celebrate the festive season and give these mince pies a go.

  • Makes24
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes, (+ 2 hours resting time)
Curtis Stone's Mum's decadent fruit mince pies


Fruit mince filling

  • 1 cup (150g) raisins, chopped
  • 2/3 cup (150g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup (80g) sultanas
  • 1/3 cup (55g) mixed peel
  • ¼ cup (40g) dried currants
  • ¼ cup (40g) chopped almonds
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, coarsely grated
  • 50g (¼ cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbs brandy
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp finely grated orange rind
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt


  • 3 cups (450g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (150g) icing sugar
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 225g (1 cup) chilled unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 large Coles Australian Free Range Egg
  • 1 tbs fresh cream
  • Icing sugar, to dust

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  1. Step 1

    To make mince filling, stir all the filling ingredients together in a large bowl. Cover and set aside for at least 30 mins to develop flavours.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, to make the pastry, blend the flour, icing sugar and salt in a food processor to combine. Add butter and pulse until pea-size pieces of butter remain. Add ¼ cup (125ml) of iced water and pulse until the mixture just comes together. Add more water, 1 tsp at a time, if dough is too dry. Divide into 3 portions and shape into discs. Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and place in fridge for 30 mins or freeze for up to 1 week.
  3. Step 3

    To make pies, position an oven rack in the lower third of oven. Preheat to 200°C. Oil 2 x 12-hole shallow tart pans. Roll out 1 dough portion to 3mm thick. Using a round 7cm cutter, cut 12 discs from dough. Line the pan with discs. Repeat with another dough portion. Divide mince among cases.
  4. Step 4

    Roll out remaining pastry, a little thinner than before. Cut stars or other shapes from dough and place on top of pies. Whisk together the egg and cream in a bowl and lightly brush over pastry tops. Bake for 15-20 mins or until golden. Set mince pies aside in the pans to cool for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Sift icing sugar over pies.

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