Fruit mince slice


fruit mince slice

12 serves

15 minutes

35 minutes

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With this recipe I used homemade fruit mince. The recipe for this fruit mince meat is included.
I find that making this as a slice compared to fruit mince pies is so much easier, and less work to do.
Don’t worry if you have a few small patches on the top. It doesn’t effect the final cooking .


  • 1 1/2 cups raisins

  • 1 1/2 cups currants

  • 1 1/2 cups sultanas

  • 2 apples , peeled and grated

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 75 grams butter, melted

  • 1/3 cup brandy

  • 1 tsp mixed spice

  • grated rind and juice of 1 orange

  • 1/3 cup blanched almonds

  • Shortcake pastry

  • 125 grams butter

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 2 cups plain flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 to 2 Tbsp milk

  • icing sugar to dust


  • Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line 22cm lamington tin with baking paper.
  • Sift flour and baking powder in to a bowl. Cut in butter until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Mix in second measure of sugar and egg. Add sufficient milk to mix to a soft dough. Knead until smooth. Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Divide dough in half and roll out each piece to fit prepared tin.
  • Place one piece of dough in tin and spread fruit mince meat over it. Lightly press remaining dough on top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes . Cool. Dust with sifted icing sugar. Cut into squares.
  • Fruit mince meat
  • In batches , process the dried fruit and nuts in a food processor. It should be fairly fine, but still have those lovely chunks so you know it is homemade.
  • Spoon into a bowl and combine with apple , sugar, spice, butter, brandy and juice.
  • Make this fruit mince meat 2 days ahead so to allow the fruit to absorb the brandy and spice.

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