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Mincemeat | by kyz
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Home made mincemeat.


450g apples

450g (zante) currants

450g light brown sugar

350g vegetarian suet

225g seedless raisins *

225g sultanas *

100g candied peel

100g stem ginger

1 tsp mixed spice

0.5 tsp ground ginger

half a nutmeg nut (or 0.5 tsp ground nutmeg)

the juice and rind of 2 lemons

1 shot of brandy (optional)


Rough up the apples, raisins, sultanas and candied peel in a food mixer.


Add all the other ingredients and mix.


Cover and leave overnight in a warm dry place.


Stir the mincemeat and then pack into clean, dry Kelner jars. Store in a cool place for at least si.. er, four weeks.


* Note to Americans: sultanas and raisins are not the same thing - see

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Taken on December 6, 2009