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10-minute mincemeat in a jar

10-minute mincemeat

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • no cook
  • Easy
  • 1 kg (2 x 500ml jars)

Make your own mincemeat this Christmas – and not just for mince pies. Try it in Chelsea buns or sweet samosas. You could also give jars of it away as gifts

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per tbsp
NutrientUnit
kcal69
fat2g
saturates1g
carbs12g
sugars12g
fibre0.4g
protein0.3g
salt0.01g
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Ingredients

  • 2 peeled and grated Bramley apples
  • 200g light muscovado sugar
  • zest and juice of 1 orange
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 500g mixed dried fruit
  • 50ml brandy
  • 100g grated unsalted butter or shredded suet
  • ½ tbsp ground almonds

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the peeled and grated Bramley apples, light muscovado sugar and the zest and juice of the orange and lemon into a large bowl with the ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, allspice, mixed dried fruit and brandy. Stir in the grated unsalted butter or shredded suet and ground almonds. Transfer to jars or containers. Keep in the fridge, unopened, for up to three months or in the freezer for up to six months.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2018

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