Mincemeat Pie Bars

Mincemeat Pie Bars


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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.


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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