Christmas Mincemeat

Authorkaren@myhealthylife.meCategoryDifficultyIntermediate

This mincemeat recipe is enough to make at least 5 - 6 dozen mince pies. I store it in the fridge and if I have any left over after the festive season, I freeze it and use it to make fruit muffins.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsCook Time6 hrsTotal Time6 hrs 20 mins
 240 g raisins
 240 g sultanas
 240 g currants
 120 g glace cherries, halved and rinsed
 90 ml Sherry. Rice wine vinegar can be used as a non alcoholic substitute
 2 medium eating apples, peeled, cored and chopped finely
 ½ tsp ground nutmeg
 2 tsp ground mixed spice
 180 g dark Muscovado sugar
 2 tbsp orange juice
 2 tbsp water
 2 tbsp butter
1

Put the raisins, sultanas, currants and glaced cherries in a large bowl, with the Sherry or rice vinegar. Mix well. Cover and leave in a cool place, stirring occasionally, for 4-6 hours or overnight, if you prefer.

2

Blanch the chopped apple in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain well. Add to the soaked dried fruit mixture with the mixed spice and nutmeg, stirring well.

3

Put the sugar, orange juice, water and butter into a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved. Add to the fruit mixture and stir well to combine thoroughly.

4

Pack into sterilised jars. Seal and label.

Ingredients

 240 g raisins
 240 g sultanas
 240 g currants
 120 g glace cherries, halved and rinsed
 90 ml Sherry. Rice wine vinegar can be used as a non alcoholic substitute
 2 medium eating apples, peeled, cored and chopped finely
 ½ tsp ground nutmeg
 2 tsp ground mixed spice
 180 g dark Muscovado sugar
 2 tbsp orange juice
 2 tbsp water
 2 tbsp butter

Directions

1

Put the raisins, sultanas, currants and glaced cherries in a large bowl, with the Sherry or rice vinegar. Mix well. Cover and leave in a cool place, stirring occasionally, for 4-6 hours or overnight, if you prefer.

2

Blanch the chopped apple in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain well. Add to the soaked dried fruit mixture with the mixed spice and nutmeg, stirring well.

3

Put the sugar, orange juice, water and butter into a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved. Add to the fruit mixture and stir well to combine thoroughly.

4

Pack into sterilised jars. Seal and label.

Christmas Mincemeat

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