Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Fruitmince Muffins

Christmas is well and truly over but the hot weather meant I didn't bake nearly as much as I would have liked and so have quite a bit of fruitmince left over. Rather than continue making tarts, I've decided to seek a quicker option and whipped up some muffins to give me that Christmas feel without any of the hassle.


Fruitmince Muffins
[Makes 8 large]

300 grams plain flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon baking powder
50 grams raw sugar
250 grams fruit mince
1 egg
1 cup milk
80 grams melted butter, cooled

  • Sift the plain flour, baking powder and ground cinnamon together into a large bowl, then add the raw sugar, stirring it well.

  • Add in the fruitmince and stir again, breaking up any clumps and ensuring it is evenly distributed through the flour.

  • Lightly whisk the egg and milk together, then add it and the melted butter to the flour mix - stir gently until just combined.

  • Scoop out into cases and bake in a preheated 180°C/350°F oven for around 20-25 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

  • Cool on a wire rack.


Whether eaten warm or cold, they are sure to go quickly.



  1. hehehe at first glance i thought you said fruit mice muffins and i thought ohhow cruel, but cute ;)

  2. These are a really good idea for using up the fruitmince (I call it mincemeat - such a confusing name)! I have been making flapjacks out of our leftovers and also stirring it into my porridge which tastes really good

  3. Looks yummy! Nice picture!

  4. That's such a great idea! My sis is still savouring the fruitmince tarts that I brought over from Sydney for her. The ones in Singapore sold out before Christmas and she loves those little tarts. I know I could have made some for her but David Jones had some really good freshly baked ones.

  5. Great idea! I love fruitmince/mincemeat but only discovered it once I came to the US. The muffins would be great for breakfast!

  6. I've been thinking about fruit mince muffins too, .. if only I had some fruit mince left! Maybe I should make up a new batch... celebrate an extra Christmas. Could do with more ham leftoevers too, come to think of it

  7. These sound and look delicious. I'm still not over my need to bake for the holidays, and they're gone. Happy New Year cookies, maybe? :)

  8. Haalo,

    Thank you so much for your post about making fruit mince and mince tarts. I had been on the lookout for a fruit mince recipe for a while that seemed to look great and not include mixed peel or anything hideous like that. I made both types of tarts and they were such a hit with my family I cann't tell you, especially me. I have a heap of fruit mince left over. Do you think I could put it into sterilised jars for next year?

    Can I just say in general I love your blog and I regularly make your recipes. Thank you again.


  9. Hi Aria, The cats might enjoy the fruit mice muffins, not sure I would ;)

    Thanks Sophie - it is really mincemeat but I even confused Paalo with that, he thought I'd made savoury muffins!

    Thanks MCH!

    Thanks Nora - I think all the tarts have been replaced by hot cross buns!

    Thanks Helen - they would be perfect for breakfast!

    Thanks Patricia!

    Thanks Y - I'm finding out anytime is a good time for fruitmince ;)

    Thank you Lauren - so happy to hear that the tarts went down so well. I think it was traditional to bottle the excess mince so if you take all the right precautions it shouldn't be a problem. I suppose the other way might be to freeze it in serving sized portions?


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