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Special Christmas brownies

Make these brownies with a festive twist - a few tablespoons of mincemeat transform indulgent brownies into a yuletide treat. Be sure not to overcook – the centre should be a bit soft when you insert a skewer.

  • 4.33 Star
  • Timer Prep 15 min
    Cook 45 min
  • Chart 440.0 cal/
  • Chef hat Medium


Chop the dark chocolate. Chop the unsalted butter.


  1. 1 Heat the oven to 180°c/350°F/ gas 4 (160°c for fan ovens). Grease and line a shallow baking tin, leaving a bit of the paper overhanging the lengths of the tray (this will make it easier to remove the brownies).
  2. 2 Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Allow to cool.
  3. 3 Place the eggs, sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer and beat for 3-4 minutes, until pale and fluffy.
  4. 4 Transfer to a mixing bowl, then beat in the cooled chocolate mixture.
  5. 5 Sift in the flour, cocoa, baking powder and a pinch of salt, then fold in with a large metal spoon until smooth.
  6. 6 Gently fold in the mincemeat.
  7. 7 Transfer the mixture to the tin and smooth the surface. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until firm to the touch but still a bit fudgy in the centre.
  8. 8 Allow to cool in the tin, then remove, sprinkle with icing sugar and cut into squares.

9 Reviews

  • Maja Flak

    My oh my! This brownie is sooooo chocotastic! The recipe is easy to understand and follow. I made my own mincemeat (w apricot, raisin, apple, orange- and lemon peel, lemon- and red berry juice, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon) The brownie has a delicious consistency, just the way I like my brownie! This will be my guilty pleasure!

  • Hannah

    This brownie was perfect! Very rich and at it's best still warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 3 tbsp of mincemeat doesn't seem like much to add to the mix but it really comes through in flavour once cooked.

  • Helen

    Soft, squidgy and so chocolatey. These brownies are delicious.

  • Karen Wildy

    Chocolate brownies I will really have to try make some of these they look good

  • Stan

    Lovely but needs more mincemeat as it doesn't really come through the chocolate

  • Cate

    These look scrumpy can anyone tell me if you can freeze them.

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  • Nats

    These look soooo delicious - anyone know if they can be frozen?

  • Holly

    They do! I suppose they can be ... I’ve frozen cake before.

  • Average per serving
  • Calories 440.0kCal
  • Fat25.6g
  • Saturated15.6g
  • Salt0.51g
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