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Do you like fruit mince pies?

Do you eat a lot of them, and have you ever made them yourself?

#Fruit mince pies
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I quite like fruit mince pies however I find the shop ones are just a bit sickly.

They have so much sugar in them, and the pastry is always very thick.

The exception is Bakers Delight and these are far more expensive than the Supermarket ones, however I think worth the extra to get no preservatives, artificial colourings etc.
by Finy
I adore them. The homemade ones are better. I haven't made them this year though because we have been super busy and it's been so hot which discourages me from baking.
i bought some and they are sickly! made the mistake of buying Coles cheappies or Woolworths!
by Finy
MMMMMM.....Home made mince pies are the best ones of all!!! But there are definitely some much better quality ones available in the shops these days than there used to be! I have to admit that the Woolies GOLD range of items this year seems to be excelling with all that is now available! Yes!! These are more expensive than the cheap 'home brand' style products,but when the quality is so obviously there,I do not mind paying! Mince Pies are so good when the filling is well balanced and with a rich,rather than sweet flavour!
I do like these treats. Yum, yum, yum.
I don't love mince pies but I do like them. I might have one or two over Christmas
by AJ
I love mince pies. So much so that I have a problem not eating them when they are in the house....
I'm not too keen on shop-bought ones, as they tend to be too deep so the balance between mince and pastry is wrong and the pastry is often too sweet and stodgy for me.
However, my husband is an excellent baker and his shortcrust pastry is to die for......
When he bakes a batch of mince pies, he has to hide them from me if he wants any for himself :) The other day he had promised to take some along to a carol concert and it was TORTURE for me as I wasn't allowed to eat any!!! In the end I made him feel so guilty that he made an extra dozen just for me.... which had all mysteriously disappeared before they were even cool........
LOL -I have actually never tasted one home made!
by Finy
Well, quality can be very variable - some people make mince pies who would be much better off buying them! But when they are made well..... gosh, it's like a little bit of heaven in your mouth. Oh my.
Oh, homemade pies sound wonderful! I love baking but have never tried to make pasty.
It's very easy but you need to have cold hands! My husband is hot blooded with permanently hot hands so when he is making pastry he keeps a bowl of ice water to plunge his hands into frequently. The air turns blue as well as his fingers ;) but the result is worth it, in my opinion.....
My mother was excellent at mince pies, not much else, but mince pies . . yum!! Of course, being English, we always used lard as shortening. Thanks for the memory, Verity :-)
by Rice
It fascinates me how all our tastbuds are so different...are they ruled by our brains I wonder ha ha....I detest mince pies!.....
by fran
I do quite like them yes, but I prefer fruit mince cake that I make in the thermomix. Speaking of which, I need to find the recipe for that again, it's time to make one!
I can't say I have had a good one, so probably not.
by Vee
Yes, but only at XMAS time!
P.S. Lol! Saw them at 'Brumby's' yesty, & bought one! It was just soooo moist. Always buy them there as I do find them THE most moist. HATE 'dried out' ones!
They must be being baked due Easter end next week!
by donjo
N. O. NO. Definitely not. Then, I don't like that kind of pastry. I find it dry & what I think cardboard might taste like. I don't mind a little flaky pastry, but any that I would be tempted to eat would have to be very light. I will eat the custard in a custard pie & leave the pastry, Naughty but just don't like it. Or the mince inside. But Christmas cake, or pudding, well.....!
Yes, i do like them, but donít often buy them. Our eldest daughter used to make 100ís of them, each Dec, when she worked as a pastry chef, in a bakery, in North Melbourne, about 6 or 7 years ago. Iíve never heard of these being eaten at Easter time. Itís strange answering this question in August, when I thought it was really a Christmas treat.
No. I can't stand them!!
I like them but never made them I love to know how to make them

Yes I do. One of my fondest memories is coming home from school during the Christmas season (usually trudging through snow on the way). The whole house used to smell of spices, cinnamon and all sorts of goodies when mum was doing her baking for Christmas. Whenever I smell this today it takes me right back to the kitchen of my childhood home.
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