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The Best Homemade Mincemeat

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  • Time preparation 10 minutes, plus cooling time
  • cook time 10 minutes
  • Serve Serves Makes about 4 jars

The festive season wouldn’t be complete without this iconic favourite. Bought mincemeat is easily available but miles better when it's homemade!

  • 250g raisins
  • 300g currants
  • 100g dried cranberries
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 300g shredded suet
  • 280g light brown sugar
  • 80g mixed peel, chopped
  • 50g blanched almonds, chopped
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large cooking apple, peeled and grated
  • 120ml brandy, sherry or rum

Mix all the ingredients (apart from the booze) together in a saucepan. Heat gently over a low heat for about ten minutes, stirring often, until the suet is melted.

Take off the heat and leave to cool.

Spoon and press into pre-sterilised jars, then cover and leave for at least 3 weeks. This will keep in the fridge for around 6 months.

Ingredients

  • 250g raisins
  • 300g currants
  • 100g dried cranberries
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 300g shredded suet
  • 280g light brown sugar
  • 80g mixed peel, chopped
  • 50g blanched almonds, chopped
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large cooking apple, peeled and grated
  • 120ml brandy, sherry or rum

Method

Mix all the ingredients (apart from the booze) together in a saucepan. Heat gently over a low heat for about ten minutes, stirring often, until the suet is melted.

Take off the heat and leave to cool.

Spoon and press into pre-sterilised jars, then cover and leave for at least 3 weeks. This will keep in the fridge for around 6 months.

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