California Prune Mince Pie Brownie

Makes: 10Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 15 minutes


  • 350g dark chocolate
  • 100g white chocolate chunks
  • 250g butter
  • 150g sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 100g chopped California Prunes
  • 4 mince pies chopped up into chunks
  • 1/2 tsp of ground ginger


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  2. Place the pecans on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes until crisp.
  3. Break the dark chocolate into small chunks. Place the chocolate and butter in a mixing bowl over a plan of simmering water and allow to melt.
  4. As the chocolate begins to melt, add the orange zest.
  5. In a separate bowl whisk the sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Then add the egg mixture to the chocolate and butter.
  6. Sieve together the flour and ground ginger, then add to the chocolate mixture and fold in carefully.
  7. Finally, stir in the chopped California Prunes, white chocolate chunks and the chopped up mince pies.
  8. Pour the mixture into a lined and greased baking tray and bake at 160°C for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven, leave to cool, then cut into 10 portions.


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

Peter is the UK Brand Ambassador for California Prunes Innovation Chef, Baker and Author, Peter works from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District National Park