10-minute mincemeat in a jar

10-minute mincemeat

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Prep: 10 mins no cook


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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per tbsp

  • kcal69
  • fat2g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre0.4g
  • protein0.3g
  • salt0.01g


  • 2 peeled and grated Bramley apples
  • 200g light muscovado sugar
  • zest and juice of 1 orange



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  • zest and juice of 1 lemon



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  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 500g mixed dried fruit
  • 50ml brandy



    Brandy is a distilled spirit made from virtually any fermented fruit or starchy vegetable.…

  • 100g grated unsalted butter or shredded suet



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • ½ tbsp ground almonds


  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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