Christmas Mincemeat

    20 minutes

    Traditional mincemeat for sweet mince pies contains suet but this recipes uses butter which makes it suitable for vegetarians.

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    Makes: 2 (350g) jars mincemeat

    • 75g currants
    • 75g raisins
    • 175g sultanas
    • 1 large green apple, peeled and finely diced
    • 100g butter
    • 225g caster sugar
    • 75g almonds, chopped
    • 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice (see below)
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • zest of 1 orange
    • 225ml brandy
    • Mixed spice
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a small bowl, combine the mixed spice ingredients.
    2. Combine the currants, raisins, sultanas, apple, butter and sugar in a saucepan. Cook, stirring, over low heat until the butter has melted. Stir in the almonds, cinnamon, heaping teaspoon of the mixed spice and orange zest. Heat to a simmer and cook 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    3. Remove from heat and let cool, then stir in the brandy.
    4. Use immediately in mince pies or spoon into sterilised jars. This will keep in the fridge for up to 6 weeks.

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    This is delicious. I could have eaten the entire recipe with a spoon..but I didn't.  -  08 Apr 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)