These are about the only thing I go all out for at Christmas. The little pies are full of memories-the recipe is adapted from a family one. I mix it up with the dried fruit a bit - my current mince has dried cranberries in it - but use whatever dried fruits you want. I also cut star shapes out of the pastry for the top of each tart. Make the mince about a month beforehand.
I love this recipe! About to make it again for the third year in a row. As I am not fond of raisins, I have replaced them with dried cranberries and apricots. I also have started to use the fruit mince in my rum balls instead of just mixed dried fruit. So while they technically become brandy balls, they are extra moist and delicious. - 01 Nov 2014