Home made Mincemeat

This is a simple to make mincemeat without beef or vegetable suet. It is naturally vegetarian and can easily be adapted for vegans.


Finely grate the zests from the lemon and the orange and put to one side. In a large pan melt the butter, the sugar and the fruit juices over a low heat. When the sugar is no longer grainy add all the other ingredients, making sure everything is well combined. Stir over a low to medium heat for about 10 minutes and allow the mincemeat to bubble then take from the heat.  Transfer to warm sterilised jars and seal.  If you want to use the mincemeat straight away make sure it is cold.

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