Best Recipes

Fruit cups

Cups filled with mixture of dried fruit and aromatic seasoning are known as Mince pies abroad. These cups have been a part of our holiday table for a couple of years.

for filling:

85 g dried cranberries

50 g raisins

100 ml dark rum

50 ml amaretto (almond liqueur)

1/2 tsp milled cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground clove

1/4 tsp ground ginger

2 tbsp honey or dark muscovado sugar

for dough:

250 g spelt flour

125 g butter

approx. juice from 1/2 orange

pinch salt

Steps: 7


You can make the fruit mixture even a few days ahead. It will wait in the fridge until you’ll need it. Put all the ingredients into a pot, stir and let chill for at least an hour, to make the fruit swell a little. Then move the pot on a cooker and cook for approx. 10 minutes, until the mixture thickens and the fruit soaks up the juice.


If you’re not going to use the mixture on that day, then while it is still hot, pour it into a glass cup and close tightly. Let it cool and store in a fridge.


The dough is also this easy. Put flour, butter, salt and orange juice into food processor with choppers and make a dough. I recommend to add the orange juice gradually, depending on how much the flour absorbs.


Wrap the dough into cling film and let cool in a fridge for at least half an hour.


Then, it is even easier. Roll the dough thinly (approx. 2mm) and cut out circles, which you place into the holes on the baking pan. I use baking pan with very small holes (upper radius is 3,5cm), but you can make larger ones if you use baking pan for mini muffins. So, choose the pastry cutter according to the size of your baking pan.


Fill each of the cups with a little fruit filling and cover with, for example, cut out star.


Bake in oven preheated to 180 degrees for about 15 minutes until the cups get golden.


You don’t have to make the fruit mixture yourself, if you don’t want to or don’t have time. These days you can buy pre – made one. However, I rather make it by myself, because I would miss the smell of bubbling fruit spreading through the whole flat during Christmas time.


Do you like my inspiration? Share it with your friends...

Something else ?

New inspirations.

Carrot cake with curd

Chocolate mini cupcakes

Marzipan balls

Ginger rolls

Beer cake

Shortbread biscuits

Fruit cups

Stuffed mini paprika