Prep:  60 minutes
Cook:  15 minutes
Makes:  Approx. 18
Average: 4.5 (11 votes)
Recipe by: Fairy
These mince pies are a traditional Christmas snack or after dinner dessert, the combination of the spiced mixed fruits with the deliciously crumbly almond pastry is absolutely divine.

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Christmas Fruit Mince Pies
Almond Pastry
Almond Pastry
  1. Combine flour and Fairy in a food processor. Process until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the ground almonds and sugar. Pulse the processor to just combine. Add egg yolk and sufficient water until pastry comes together
  2. Knead dough lightly on a board, pat two thirds into a flat round shape. Wrap in baking paper. Repeat with the remaining one third. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill
  3. Preheat oven to 180°C
Tips & Hints:
  • Option: Use a 6cm star shape cutter to make a different top for the pies.
  1. Place all of the filling ingredients into a food processor and combine until the mixture just comes together
  1. Roll out the larger of the pastry onto a lightly floured board. Cut out 12 x 8cm discs with a cookie cutter. Line a 12 hole patty pan with the discs. Divide the filling between the pastry cases
  2. Roll out the remaining pastry and cut out 12 x 6cm discs. Brush the edges with water and place over the top and seal the edges together
  3. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown
  4. Once cooled, dust with icing sugar
  5. Reroll remaining dough and repeat process
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