No. Never.Apparently, many years ago (100 +), when mince pies were originally made, the filling was all the stuff that goes into modern mince pies, AND MINCED MEAT.
Yuk yuk and yuk!
I watched a historical food programme and you should have seen the presenters face when he was asked to eat it.
And that's why they are called mince pies.
Do you, like us Brits, also eat 'Toad in the Hole' in NZ? Because that one I really cannot explain lol xxx