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Mincemeat      HT  CD  DP  British  10mins plus standing


Makes 2.2kg/5lb    Hot   Cold Alcohol Preserves Preserve for Desserts Puddings Pastries  Dairy Free  Britain  Europe



   1.3kg/3lb Dried Mixed Fruit

   225g/8oz Cooking Apples, peeled , cored and grated

   100g/4oz Blanched Almonds, chopped

   175g/6oz Shredded Beef Suet (or Vegetable)

   450g/1lb Soft Dark Brown Sugar

   1 teasp Grated Nutmeg

   1 teasp Ground Cinnamon

   The grated rind of 1 Orange

   The grated rind of 1 Lemon

   300ml/10fl.oz. Brandy or Sherry




1. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until thoroughly blended.


2. Cover and leave to stand for 2 days.


3. Stir well to re-mix, then transfer to jars and cover with a waxed disc and lid and allow at least 2 weeks before using.


Used in various desserts and pastries,  especially at Christmas time. Substitute Vegetable suet for a vegetarian ( veg ) mincemeat.


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Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.


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