How to make it

  • Make the mincemeat at least two weeks before you intend to use it.
  • Mince together or finely chop the dried fruits, peeled and cored apples, and the nuts.
  • Add the sugar, spice and enough brandy or rum to give a moist mixture.
  • It should not be too wet; more spirits can always be stirred in before using if the mincemeat has been kept for rather a long time and dried up slightly.
  • Cover and leave to stand for 48 hours.
  • Stir well and put into jars. Cover and store for at least two weeks.

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  • notyourmomma 15 years ago
    My mom made her own mincemeat for many years, she would cook a pot roast or stew meat and then add all the fruit and booze. Amazingly versatile stuff. This looks easier than what she did, that is for sure.
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  • debra47 15 years ago
    Absolutely love mincemeat pies and since living in England I look forward to them at the holiday season. I've wanted to try making my own so your recipe looks quite inviting. Thanks for posting.
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    I've never made it homemade, my mom did with deer meat... this sounds great.. thanks
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