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Does mincemeat have to contain suet?

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Herocomplex Wed 27-Nov-19 09:39:00

Is it purely as a preservative? If I was to make some without it and make mince pies with it the following day, do you think it would be disappointing?

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TheWoollybacksWife Wed 27-Nov-19 09:45:46

Mary Berry has a recipe that uses butter instead of suet - google Special Mincemeat. I've made some for the first time this year and haven't used it yet.

ItMustBeBedtimeSurely Wed 27-Nov-19 09:47:53

It has to contain fat, but I don't see why that had to be suet.

Bowerbird5 Wed 27-Nov-19 09:49:31

Are you veggie/ vegan because you can get veggie suet?

Crackerofdoom Wed 27-Nov-19 09:49:32

I have done the Mary Berry one for years and it is really good.
It keeps in the jar for a couple of months so no worries at all about it not being good for your mince pies
I am trying it with plant butter this year too

Herocomplex Wed 27-Nov-19 09:58:43

Ah thank you all, I was thinking of adding some kind of fat for ‘mouthfeel’ but will look at Mary Berry for guidance.

I’m not in the uk, I’m going to make them as a ‘curiosity’ for a party I’m going to. I bet I can find proper suet here but not sure about veggie, so I thought I’d ask you wise lot first. I don’t mind proper suet, but it might be a step too far for the other partygoers!

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