Mincemeat Pie Bars

    1 hour

    Mincemeat pies are a traditional holiday treat, but these bars are good any time of year. If you prefer you can use another type of pie filling.

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    Serves: 48 

    • 2 1/2 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 2 1/2 cups (375g) quick cooking oats
    • 1 1/2 cups (220g) packed brown sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 375g butter
    • 2 cups prepared mincemeat pie filling
    • 1 teaspoon orange zest
    • 1 cup (150g) icing sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 tablespoon milk

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. In large mixing bowl stir together flour, oats, brown sugar and bicarb soda. Melt butter or margarine over low heat and stir in until well blended. Set aside 2 cups of this mixture.
    2. Distribute remaining oat mixture evenly into an ungreased 20x30cm baking pan and pat down. Bake this in a 180 degrees C oven for 12 minutes.
    3. Stir orange zest into mincemeat filling. Spread filling carefully over the HOT baked crust. Sprinkle the reserved oat mixture over the filling. Pat oat mixture very gently onto filling.
    4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden. Cool pan on rack. Drizzle with icing.
    5. To Make Icing: mix together 1 cup icing sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1 to 2 tablespoon milk. Add milk a little at a time to obtain drizzling consistency.

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    Wonderful for the Holidays. May I suggest the following additions.. 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ginger,nutmeg,cloves, 1cup chopped walnuts, increase vanilla to 1tsp, & 2 1/2 tsp milk... I tried this version & can't stop eating them..  -  24 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My wife and I find this to be an outstanding recipe. We used my mother-in-laws pint gift jar of mincemeat that was spicy enough (no need to add spices as suggested by another reviewer). Zest from an orange was a nice complement. DO NOT MAKE CONFECTION topping until you taste the sweetness. We will cut pack on a third of the sugar which ruins an otherwise excellent treat.  -  01 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These are AMAZING. I made them for a recent buffet feast we had at our home and EVERYONE loved them. I ended up having to print out copies of this recipe. I left off the frosting too as they are already just super sweet and pretty by themselves.  -  21 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)