Mincemeat Crumble Slices

     A sweet festive traybake using mincemeat. The mincemeat crumble slices make a great alternative to traditional mince pies.

Mincemeat Crumble Slices

I like Mince Pies but I don't love them - I've never been a massive fan of pastry if I'm honest. What I definitely do love however are these Mincemeat Crumble Slices. Moreish, buttery crumble sandwiching moist fruity mincemeat - yum!

What is Mincemeat

Originally mincemeat contained meat, although these days contains a mixture of dried fruit like currants and raisins, a spirit like brandy, spices such as cinnamon and mixed spice and beef suet (although you can make vegetarian mincement with vegetable shortening instead).


Mincemeat in a Traybake

You can make the crumble base and topping really quickly in a food processor, but I prefer to rub in the butter and flour by hand. Half the crumble mixture is pressed into the tin, then you spread on the mincemeat, before sprinkling the remaining crumble on the top. Once cooked and cooled I pop the whole tin in the fridge overnight to firm up, before cutting into large squares. A dollop of clotted cream on top is lovely, or you could reheat slices in the microwave and serve it as a warm pudding with custard.

Mincemeat Crumble Slices

Tips For Making The Mincemeat Crumble Slices

  • Add some extra fruit into the mincemeat for added fruitiness - dried cranberries would be nice.
  • Stir some chopped nuts into the crumble mixture for added texture and taste.
  • Serve warm with custard for an easy dessert or clotted cream for a decadent sweet treat at Christmas.

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Mincemeat Crumble Slices

prep time: 15 minscook time: 35 minstotal time: 50 mins
A sweet festive crumble bar using Christmas mincemeat. A great alternative to Mince Pies.


  • 300g Self Raising Flour
  • 175g Butter, cubed and fridge cold
  • 50g Light Muscavado Sugar
  • 1 TSP Mixed Spice
  • 400g Jar of Mincemeat


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°c (160°fan) and line a 20 x 30cm baking tin with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, rub together the butter and flour until you get a breadcrumb type consistency. Stir in the sugar and mixed spice.
  3. Press half the mixture into the base of the tin then spread the jar of mincemeat over the top.
  4. Sprinkle the rest of the crumble mixture on top and lightly press down.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin before cutting into squares.

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Replace the mincemeat with apple in these yummy apple crumble slices. Serve them with custard for a quick and easy dessert.

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Beth Sachs (Jam & Clotted Cream)


  1. These look so delicious! What a great alternative to mince pies. I totally agree about doing the crumble mix by hand - I think it makes for a better crumble!! :-)


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