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.
Best fruit mince pies I have ever tasted Definitely now a family favourite - 23 Dec 2009
Made another excellent batch on the weekend with last year's fruit mince:-) - 08 Dec 2009
My pastry came out quite dry & some of the pies disintegrated when taking out of pan. Also the mince ingredients make a very large batch, much more than 12 muffin pans. - 20 Dec 2015