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Mince Fruit Pie

Just in time for the holidays, we’ve got some Mince Fruit Pie for you. Notice that there’s no “meat” in thie pie; just pure delicious fruit.

Mince Fruit Pie - like mincemeat, but there's no meat in there.

Mince Fruit Pie – like mincemeat, but there’s no meat in there.

We made this pie for a recent Food Bloggers Los Angeles meeting and it was a hit. But as we served it we learned something funny – apparently everyone else didn’t grow up eating mincemeat pie. Who knew? Mincemeat pie was a Thanksgiving (and sometimes Christmas) staple in our house growing up. OK, well, even if you’ve never tried mincemeat pie, this updated, lightened up fruit version will be a real eye-opener for you. Maybe even a new favorite?

Mince Fruit Pie

An updated, lightened-up version of mincemeat pie with no meat, only fruit.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 1 pie
Author Jeanne Fratello


  • 1 cup seedless golden raisins
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 8 to 10 dried figs coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup brandy or cognac
  • 4 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored, and chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 T. molasses
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 T. flour
  • Pie crust for a double-crust 9” pie


  1. Place the raisins, dried cherries, and figs in the brandy or cognac and allow them to soak for at least 30 minutes,
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the brandy/dried fruit mixture with the apples, brown sugar, molasses, and spices. Over low heat, bring the mixture to a slow bubble and let it simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the flour, and set aside.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Fit the bottom crust into a pie pan and poke a few holes in the bottom with a fork. Pour the mince mixture into the bottom pie crust. Place the top crust on the pie and prick holes in the top with a fork. Seal the top and bottom crusts.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown and pie is bubbly.

Note 1: We did an earlier version of this mince fruit pie last summer, with celery and fresh cherries. This fall version is a little darker with more seasonal dried fruits.

Note 2: Want a great pie crust? We used this fantastic pie dough recipe from Serious Eats.

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