Pear and Apricot Mincemeat

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    1 hour 45 minutes

    If you make your own mince pies, try this amazing recipe for mincemeat that uses loads of pears. Properly preserved it keeps up to a year.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 96 

    • 1 1/4 kg caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 4 kg pears - peeled, cored and chopped
    • 1 large orange - quartered with peel
    • 1 lemon - quartered and pips removed
    • 1 tart apple - peeled, cored and chopped
    • 150g dried apricots, chopped
    • 1 cup (250ml) white grape juice
    • 1 cup (250ml) cider vinegar
    • 425g sultanas
    • 375g currants

    Directions
    Preparation:1hour  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. In a large pot, combine the sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and salt. Mix well. Into the same pot, add the pears, orange, lemon, apple and apricot. Mash together.
    2. Stir in the grape juice, vinegar, sultanas and currants. Bring to the boil over medium heat, stirring often. Simmer uncovered until thick.
    3. Spoon into hot sterilised jars to within 1/2 cm of jar top. Seal. Check seal - the top of the lid should not move when pressed. If seal isn't good refrigerate and use within 1 week. If stored in well-sealed containers in refrigerator, it keeps at least one year!
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    Put this over cream cheese, to be spread over crackers, and it is absolutely WONDERFUL! Everyone that I have served it to has asked for the recipe. It takes awhile to make, but isn't hard. Its great to have on hand for unexpected guest.  -  31 Aug 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    This is a fantastic recipe! We have a pear tree and this is a tasty way to use them up. I add dried cherries to the fruit mix and 1 cup of brandy just prior to processing.  -  28 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    Used different ingredients. This is a fantastic recipe! We have a pear tree and this is a tasty way to use them. I add dried cherries to the fruit mix and 200ml of brandy just prior to processing.  -  24 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)

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