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Sunday, 3 December 2017

6 Christmas Mince Pie Filling Recipes...

Happy December 🎄. Our Christmas tree is up and now it is time to think about Christmas baking.

Do you love to make your own mince pies in the run-up to Christmas? 

Do you make your own mincemeat fillings?

Are you looking for some different mince pie filling to try out this year? 

If so, I have just the post for you today. 

Make the perfect mince pies with these classics Christmas mince pie fillings.

Today I am sharing 6 Christmas Mince Pie Filling Recipes. These Mince Pie Fillings are perfect for your Christmas baking.

By making up your mince pie fillings in advance it will give the flavours more time to mature.

How tasty!?

1.) Homemade Mincemeat & Mince Pies Recipe:

How about making this Homemade Mince Pies & mince pie fillings all from scratch? 

Homemade mincemeat is absolutely delicious and this version is very quick and simple to make. 

The mincemeat and pastry recipe can also be used to make a large tart, which works very well as a Christmas dessert served with ginger ice cream or brandy flavoured crème anglaise. 

This mincemeat recipe contains apple, sultanas, raisins, currants, dried cranberries, flaked almonds, Grated zest of 1 lemon, Grated, zest ½ orange, mixed spice, whisky or brandy, melted butter and one ripe banana. Yummy!!

2.) California Raisin Mincemeat:

This California Raisin Mincemeat is full of yummy raisins plus Bramley apples, oranges, lemons, currants, Muscovado brown sugar, Italian chopped mixed peel, mixed spice, ground cinnamon and dark rum, calvados or brandy.


Which flavour alcohol would you choose? 

3.) Easy Mincemeat:

How about trying this Easy Christmas Mincemeat

Easy to pre-prepare, freeze, then defrost when needed this mincemeat recipe uses either Whitworths' Mixed Fruit, or a combination of Whitworths Sultanas, Raisins and Currants, to create a rich, flavoursome finished product, without the addition of preservatives.

2 ways to make this one; 1kg Whitworths Mixed fruit OR Sultanas, Raisins, Currants, Mixed Peel, Chunky Apple Sauce, Chopped Almonds, Soft Brown Sugar, Shredded Suet, Ground Nutmeg, Ground Cinnamon, lemon, grated zest & juice, orange, grated zest plus some rum or brandy (optional). What's not to love?

4.) Honestly Healthy Mince Pie Filling:

This Honestly Healthy Mince Pie Filling dried blueberries. Yummy. it also contains; Dried Sugar Free Cranberry, Sultanas, Orange Rind and half its juice, Lemon Rind, Grated Nutmeg, Cinnamon
3 tbsp of Agave. Sounds tasty?

5.) Truvia Mince Pie Filling:

Fancy trying this Truvia Mince Pie Filling? Ingredients include; Bramley apple, sultanas, raisins, currants, Truvia, mixed spice, orange zest and juice and lastly Brandy – optional.

6.) Homemade Mincemeat:

Fancy trying this Homemade Mincemeat? Homemade mincemeat tastes worlds apart from shop bought, this recipe is naturally sweetened with Sweet Freedom syrup (made 100% from fruit) and has no other added sugar. This recipe is made up of; Sultanas, Raisins, Currants, Shredded Vegetable Suet, Zest and Juice of 1 Orange, Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon, Mixed Spice, Ground Cloves, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, Sweet Freedom Dark, Bramley Apples, peeled, cored and cut into small dice and lastly Brandy.

All very similar but all different.

6 Christmas Mince Pie Filling Recipes.

Do you like mince pies?

Fancy making any of these recipes up over Christmas?



  1. I'd never thought of making my own mincemeat but now I'm quite tempted. I love the sound of the one with the banana in it - might have to try a mincemeat tart this Christmas!

  2. Yum!! These look delicious! Can’t wait to start making mince pies . It’s allowed now we’re in december. Right? :)

  3. Every single one of these sounds delicious. I keep seeing salted caramel mince pies and they sound lush!

    1. Whoo caramel mince pies sound amazing :)

  4. I love to make my own mincemeat, I don't like shop bought with the huge chunks of peel in it. I intend to try some of yours, love the sound of the Californian raisin x

  5. I always make mince pies, but use the mincemeat bought in a jar. Maybe this year I can use one of your recipes and see how I get on

  6. Hello Claire Justine! I DO like mincemeat pies, although I haven't eaten a piece in years. These look like wonderful recipes! I pinned a couple of your photos to my Yummy! board for you. <3 So glad I found your blog today via April J. Harris' Holiday Recipes ~ Hearth and Soul link party!

    Best wishes to you and your family this Christmas season,
    Barb :)

    1. p.s. I forgot to mention, my daughter-in-law's name is Justine. <3 Have a great day!!!

    2. Hi Barbara, thanks so much for stopping by. Hopping over to visit your blog now.

  7. They look delicious!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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