Easy peasy boozy mincemeat

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Serves: 30

By Torila

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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 orange, juiced and zested

  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested

  • 1 tsp nutmeg, grated

  • 3lb cooking apple, peeled, cored and roughly chopped

  • 450g muscovado sugar

  • 1 tsp cloves, ground

  • 2250g glace cherries, halved

  • 570ml cider, high quality, organic

  • 5 tbsp ground almonds, (optional)

  • 450g currants

  • 450g raisins

  • 120ml rum

Method

  1. In a saucepan bring the apples, orange and lemon juice and zest and the cider to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the sugar, spices, and dried fruit. Once the sugar has dissolved, simmer for a further 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the cherries and ground almonds (optional for those with nut allergies). Allow the mixture to cool before adding the rum.

Handy Hint

You can use the mincemeat immediately but I prefer to cover the mincemeat with a circle of baking parchment and leave in a dark cool cupboard for a week, stirring occasionally. Can be stored for longer in sterilised jars. Mincemeat is not just for Christmas!

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Christmas

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Make Ahead

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