• Makes 8
  • 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


This recipe for Fruit Mince Tarts is so easy to make and perfect for anything Christmassy you have coming up.

Pop some Fruit Mince Tarts into school lunchboxes instead of a muffin or something pre-packaged or take a plate of these to work in the lead up to Christmas and everyone will be crowding around your desk during their coffee break!

Fruit Mince Tarts can be very easy to make especially if you grab a jar of fruit mince from the supermarket rather than making it from scratch.

The pastry is buttery and melt in your mouth, and you will find it hard to stop at one!

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Ingredients (makes 8 Small tarts)

  • 2 cups Plain flour
  • 2 Tbsp Custard powder
  • 1/3 cup Caster sugar
  • 185g Cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1-2 Tbsp Cold water
  • 1 Egg white lightly whisked
  • 1 Jar Fruit mince
  • 5 Dried apricots, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp Currants/raisins
  • Icing sugar to dust


  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees, and lightly spray 8 small tart pans. In a large bowl, sift the flour and custard powder. Add in the sugar, and stir to combine.
  2. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until completely incorporated, then add in the water and egg yolk, and work to make a pliable dough. Knead lightly, and then wrap in glad wrap tightly and put into the fridge for 30 minutes While in the fridge, mix the jar of fruit mince, apricots and currants/raisins together and set aside
  3. Remove the pastry from the fridge and roll between 2 sheets of baking paper until around 4mm thick. Using a cutter or something round that will make circles big enough to fit in your tart pans, make 8 circles from the dough. I used an extra-large coffee cup to do this step. You may need to re combine the dough and roll out again to get all the circles made. Using a small star cutter, cut 8 stars from the pastry too, and set aside
  4. Ease the pastry rounds into the tart tins, and lightly press around the sides and the base. Cut any overhanging pastry. Place an even amount of mince filling into each tart tin, and top with a pastry star. Brush the tops and edges with the beaten egg white.
  5. Place into the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool & dust with icing sugar


These Fruit Mince Tarts will keep in an air tight container for 5 days

  • I’ve never liked fruit mince pies so I’ll give it a miss. If my best friend was still here I’d have made them for her though because she loved them.


  • Used to make something similar but these days dried fruits are out of are family food choices. But thanks for sharing as this is one of the easiest recipes I have seen.


  • These are one of my least favourite things about Christmas. I’m just not a fan. Not sure why, just the fruit mince… nope.


  • I really love fruit mince pies and they are easy to make and I will try the pastry and make some as you can’t beat home made they taste better.


  • I should try this as l usually buy mine!


  • I’m not a huge fan of fruit mince – I think your recipe sounds great and I am wondering if I can adapt it to make things like mini fruit pies – anyway I love the look of them and thank you for sharing your recipe :)


  • In love fruit mince tarts but have never tried my hand at making them. I might give it a go!


  • Mince pies are a staple for our festive baking – we love them!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe for mince pies with everyone.


  • Love store bought mince tarts so these would be amazing I’m sure.


  • Not a fan of Fruit Mince Pies
    But this Recipe might just convert me I’ll give them a go


  • Yumm. Love the easy to make recipe.


  • I love a good mince pie but the ones you buy are always filled with preservatives


  • Great recipe, it’s just a shame no-one in my family likes fruit mince pies.

    • No one in my house does either lol. I just ate some myself and gave some to the neighbours :)


  • Might make these for my husband as I dont like fruit mince pies


  • This recipe makes a good size batch


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