Easy Mincemeat Recipe
This Easy Mincemeat Recipe is a quick homemade supremely spiced fruity boozy mincemeat essential for mince pies.
Servings Prep Time
4380g jars 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4380g jars 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 400g bramley applesabout 1-2 apples
  • 225g seedless raisins
  • 225g currants
  • 225g sultanas
  • 240g fresh beef suet
  • 275g dark muscovado sugar
  • 50g mixed peelhomemade is preferable
  • zest 1 orange
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 2teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 60ml brandy
  1. Peel, core and dice the bramley apples into small pieces.
  2. Place the apple pieces into a large ovenproof pot with the rest of the ingredients (except for the brandy) and stir together until everything is well combined.
  3. If you want to make mince pies straight away then set aside about 300g and stir in a couple of teaspoons of the brandy. Let the mincemeat rest whilst you prepare the pastry and then you can fill your pies immediately.
  4. To prepare the rest of the mincemeat for storing put a lid on the pot and place in an oven pre-heated to 150°C /130°C fan/gas 2 for 1 hour.
  5. Leave the mincemeat to completely cool before stirring in the brandy.
  6. Decant the mincemeat into sterilised jars and store in a cool dark place for up to a year.
Recipe Notes

*It’s just not possible to buy gluten-free pre-packaged suet so do speak to your local butcher about obtaining fresh suet. It will come in a solid block which you will need to grate with a bit of gluten-free flour so that it can evenly disperse throughout the mincemeat. If you are vegan then I would recommend replacing with grated coconut butter but if you are not then I would urge you not to make the switch.