Recipe

Fruit mince slice

Not just for Christmas!

  • 50 mins cooking
  • Makes 18 Item
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Fruit mince is a favourite at Christmas but it can be enjoyed all year round in this sweet slice.
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Ingredients

Fruit mince slice
  • 1½ cups (225g) plain flour
  • 1¼ cups (185g) self-raising flour
  • 155 grams cold butter, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup or treacle
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly
  • 1⁄3 cup (80ml) milk, approximately
  • 2 teaspoons milk, extra
  • 1 tablespoon muscovado sugar
Fruit mince
  • 500 mixed dried fruit, chopped coarsely
  • ½ cup (125ml) water
  • ½ cup (110g) firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

Method

Fruit mince slice
  • 1
    Make fruit mince. Combine ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until mixture is thick. Cool.
  • 2
    Grease a 20cm x 30cm (8in x 12in) rectangular slice pan; line base and long sides with baking paper, extending the paper 5cm (2in) over the sides.
  • 3
    Sift flours into large a bowl; rub in butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in combined syrup and egg with enough milk to make a firm dough. Knead dough gently on a floured surface until smooth; enclose in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F.
  • 5
    Divide dough in half. Roll one half between sheets of baking paper until large enough to cover base of pan; press into pan, prick base with a fork. Spread fruit mince over base.
  • 6
    Roll remaining dough between sheets of baking paper until large enough to cover fruit mince; place on top of fruit mince, trim to fit. Brush with extra milk; sprinkle with sugar.
  • 7
    Bake slice for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan before cutting.

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