A real treat. Associate food editor, Barney Desmazery, has had this recipe in his family for 100 years
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As you can make the mincemeat so far in advance, it’s important to sterilise the jars. The easiest way to do this is to run them through the hot cycle of your dishwasher. Alternatively, wash the jars in hot, soapy water, rinse well and put in a low oven to dry. Make sure you leave the jars to cool completely before filling with mincemeat or the suet will melt.