10-minute mincemeat in a jar

10-minute mincemeat

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Prep: 10 mins 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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per tbsp

  • 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
    Orange

    Orange

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    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

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    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

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

    Brandy

    bran-dee

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

  • 100g grated unsalted butter or shredded suet
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • ½ tbsp ground almonds

Method

  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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