Fruit mince bars

(Fruit mince bars)

I call it “strategic grocery shopping”. This evening I’ll be doing all the grocery shopping I need to get us through Christmas and Boxing Day. It’s the thing I usually leave until the 24th to accomplish. In the past, I’ve found that shopping on the eve inevitably requires monumental patience to battle through crowds of other last minute shoppers; some even pushing two grocery carts at once, blocking the aisles while they try to decide between 1 kg or 2 kg of prawns. Cooked or uncooked. Or maybe the lobster. Or both. All I can hope for is that everyone else hasn’t decided to shop strategically this year either.

Meanwhile I have some fruit mince bars to keep the energy up. Why bars? Well, sometimes I just can’t be bothered with all that latticed pie or mini tart palaver. All you need is two bits of lovely shortcrust pastry or shortbread dough, sandwiching your favourite fruit mince then in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Done.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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  1. Rosa said,

    December 23, 2011 @ 8:10 am

    What a great idea! Those look amazing.

    Happy Holidays!



  2. chocolatesuze said,

    December 23, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    heh that’ll be me blocking the aisles 😛 Merry Christmas!

  3. Sparrow Grace said,

    December 24, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    I love grocery shopping, but at this time of year, even I cannot venture into the aisles without consuming vast amounts of coffee and chocolate. But I think these bars just might do the trick…
    Good Luck, and Happy Holidays!

  4. shaz said,

    December 24, 2011 @ 10:36 pm

    Done indeed! Hope your strategic shopping went well 🙂 Have a great Christmas and New Year.

  5. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said,

    December 25, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

    Merry Christmas Y! I hope 2012 is going to be a fantastic one for you! 😀

  6. Scott at Real Epicurean said,

    December 27, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    These look really great for any time of year. Delicious.

  7. tara said,

    January 5, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    Fruit mince isn’t as popular here as it should be; that said, it is one of my mother’s favourite things. She’s taken to long walks in the evenings, and I’m thinking it would be lovely to send a tin of these along to her to keep her going (it’s cold here!).

  8. Silvia said,

    January 16, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

    What a lovely fruit mince bars. I definetely try to make these beauties.

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