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Mince pie brownies

Mince pies and a brownie together in one recipe? Our chefs have come up with a surprising recipe that'll get everyone’s tastes buds tingling. A festive twist on a classic brownie, these indulgent mince pie brownies make for a delicious dessert, Christmas pick-me-up or thoughtful gift to share with loved ones. Plus, they're a great way to use up any leftover mince pies.

  • 25 minutes prep. time
  • 30–35 minutes cooking time
  • Serves 12
  • Cakes, bakes & desserts, Christmas
A stack of mince pie brownies on a cooling rack
These mince pie brownies are a festive treat | © National Trust Images/ William Shaw


  • 250g baking margarine
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 75g cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 100g dark chocolate chips
  • 250g leftover mince pies, broken into bitesize pieces
  • 150g mincemeat


Top tip

You can change these into vegetarian mince pies easily by using mince pies and mincemeat that contain vegetarian suet instead. If you don't have gluten-free self-raising flour you can use standard self-raising flour instead.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 160°C (140°C fan/gas mark 3) and line your 30cm x 23cm baking tray.

Step 2

Place the margarine into a pan on a low heat until melted.

Step 3

Take the pan off the heat then add the sugar and cocoa powder. Mix together to thoroughly combine.

Step 4

Beat the eggs together in a separate bowl then add them to the cocoa mixture. Combine together thoroughly.

Step 5

Add in the flour and mix again.

Step 6

Gently stir in the chocolate drops, broken mince pies and mincemeat.

Step 7

Pour the mix into your baking tray and smooth down the top.

Step 8

Place in the oven for 30–35 minutes until risen slightly and just set – there should be a slight wobble.

Step 9

Once cooked, take out of the oven and cool completely in the tin. When the mince pie brownies have completely cooled, refrigerate until cold before cutting.

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