Fruity Mincemeat

Although most shop-bought mincemeat is actually vegan (just make sure it’s vegetable suet), nothing beats homemade. This recipe is packed full of juicy fruit; try this filling with our Mince Pies recipe.

Fruity Mincemeat
Contains: gluten Yields enough for about 35 mince pies
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 apples, peeled and finely chopped
  2. 100 g vegetable suet
  3. 100 g glacier cherries, chopped
  4. 150 g cranberries
  5. 10-15 dried apricots, chopped
  6. 250 g sultanas (we used a mixture of sultanas, raisins and currants)
  7. 150 g sugar
  8. peel of 1 orange
  9. 10 cloves
  10. 1 tsp cinnamon
  11. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  12. 1/4 tsp orange essence
  13. 125 ml orange juice
  14. 60 ml brandy
  15. 1 tsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Firstly you should sterilise a large jar or several small jars and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to fan 150 C. Peel and chop the fruit and add to a large bowl. Follow by adding the suet and sugar. Mix well and then incorporate the spices and then orange juice, essence, lemon juice and brandy.
  3. Once the mixture is well mixed, transfer to a large lidded pan and heat on a very low heat (stirring frequently) for 30 minutes. Transfer to a shallow oven dish and cover with foil. Place in the oven for 45 minutes.
  4. Check half-way through and give it a stir.
  5. Allow to cool before transferring the mincemeat to the jar(s). This mixture should keep for several weeks in the fridge.
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