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

California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results. Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement. Working from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.