A Homemade Mincemeat
Christmas Pies and Mincemeat Logs
Mincemeat should be made
at least a fortnight before you make your Christmas pies and logs, as
the minced fruit needs time to mellow and improve the flavor.
This mincemeat recipes will make about 2 pounds. Make sure that you
enough sterilized jars ready after you have cooked up all the
Why don't you have a look at our recipe page for
Christmas Mincemeat Logs, as well as other pages for some easy
for you to try.
Homemade Mincemeat Recipe
4 oz currants
4 oz sultanas
4 oz raisins
4 oz nuts, chopped
4 oz mixed peel, chopped
4 oz dates (or extra currants if you prefer)
4 oz shredded suet
4 oz soft, brown sugar
1 large cooking apple
2 oz almonds
finely grated juice and rind of 1 lemon
pinch of ground cinnamon
1/8 pint brandy or rum
Peel, core and grate the apple, then mix it with the chopped mixed
peel, currants, sultanas and dates. Stone and chop the raisins if they
are the large ones and mix them with the rest of the fruit.
Add the suet, sugar and ground ginger and cinnamon. Chop the almonds
finely and stir them into the mixture with the grated lemon rind.
Add the lemon juice and brandy or rum, then stir the mixture really
Finally pack it into clean, dry jars, cover the tops and store the
mincemeat in a cool dry place until needed.
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