christmas mincemeat

Vegan Christmas Mincemeat

10 Mins     30 Mins     Easy     5

A Christmassy blend of mixed fruit, spices and rum, this mincemeat is a star ingredient for the Christmas baking season. Tastes the best when left to mature, but can be eaten after just a few days if short on time!


  • 1 large cooking apple, peeled and grated
  • 100g sultanas
  • 75g currants
  • 75g dried cranberries
  • 175g raisins
  • 100g mixed chopped peel
  • 25g pecans, chopped
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • juice of 2 oranges
  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 100ml brandy or dark rum
  • 70g shredded vegetable suet
  • 130g dark brown sugar


  • Combine all the ingredients except the suet and dark brown sugar in a large saucepan.
  • Simmer on low for around 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the fruits are plump and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Set aside to cool, then stir in the sugar and suet.
  • Divide into sterilised jars (washed and microwaved on high for 1 minute, boil metal lids for 10 minutes) and store for up to 6 months in a cool, dark place.

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