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Mincemeat Squares

Mincemeat Squares

As promised, its back to normal here with a recipe. Now, you might think that mincemeat is an odd ingredient to be using in June....and it is really. 

I found a rather large jar of homemade mincemeat left over from Christmas right at the back of my cupboard and I fancied baking with it. Using my trusty friend Twitter I came across this recipe on Cooking Cakes and Children blog and gave it a go. I used a slightly smaller baking tin so the slices are a bit thicker, but that's really the only change I made.

Delicious as an after school snack with a glass of ice cold milk.


| Serves: 16 squares | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 40 Minutes | Total Time: 50 Minutes |


  • 200g self raising flour
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 115g porridge oats
  • 1 jar mincemeat


  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 180c/gas 4 and grease a 20x20com baking tin.
  • Step 2:Mix together the flour, sugar and oats then rub in the butter until breadcrumb like clumps form.
  • Step 3: Tip half of the mix into the baking tin and press down. Spread over the mincemeat then put the other half of the oaty mix on top.
  • Step 4: Bake for around 35-40 minutes.
  • Step 5: Mark into squares but leave to cool completely in tin.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 8th June 2011 |


  1. Oh yum, that sounds good Beth! And you know I quite fancy some mincemeat, sufficent time must have passed!

  2. Sounds yummy. Mincmeat doesn't have to be refined just for xmas. Yum

  3. Isn't it funny the things we equate with a holiday that are really good anytime

  4. There should be more mincemeat in June!

  5. I still have mincemeat left from last year, really like the sound of these squares!

    And June isn't so odd - we still have mincemeat crumble on our works menu!


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