Zesty mincemeat

Zesty mincemeat

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins plus soaking overnight- no cook

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 1.3kg

This coarse traditional mincemeat doesn't require any cooking- just throw in your nutmeg, brandy and suet and leave to soak

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per tbsp

kcalories
40
protein
0g
carbs
7g
fat
1g
saturates
1g
fibre
0g
sugar
7g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 500g bag standard mixed dried fruits
  • 100g chopped candied peel
  • 200g light muscovado sugar
  • zest and juice 1 orange and 1 lemon
  • 175g coarsley grated Bramley apples and 100g finely grated Bramley apple
  • 3 tbsp brandy
  • ½ nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 100g beef or vegetarian suet
  • up to 1 tbsp ground almond, optional

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Method

  1. Tip all the ingredients, except the suet and ground almonds, into a large bowl and stir really well. Stir in the suet, cover with a plate or cling film and leave overnight for the fruit to plump up in the juices and brandy.
  2. Next day, stir thoroughly again, and if the mixture still looks very juicy, add a sprinkling of ground almonds to absorb some of the liquid. Now it is ready to jar. The mincemeat will keep for 6 months, but once open, store in the fridge.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2013

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mauricebrogan's picture
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This makes delicious mince pies. I used the recipe last year and will do so again. Combined with a lovely pastry 375g plain flour 250g butter 125g caster sugar and 1 med egg 200°c for about 20 mins. Perfect

suzlovescake's picture

This smelt gorgeous when I made this last week, and easy peasy as no cooking involved! Haven't put it to the taste test yet so will come back and rate it when I do...can't wait to tuck in!

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, thanks for your question. Yes, to sterilise a jar you need to heat then the seal will create a vacuum and any bacteria on the jar will be killed.

kiwi-abroad's picture

Once again. "Store in fridge". For How Long??? 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months....

mauricebrogan's picture
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I made some last year which didn't all get used and it was still fine this year

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