If you live in the UK and watch the X- Factor you would have seen all the Christmas adverts in full swing last night?
We love Christmas baking especially mince pies but have never got around to making our own mincemeat.
This recipe from Whitworths, looks top quality, tasty and easy to make,, going to give this a go near to Christmas, anyone else fancy trying?
If mince pies are a family favourite, this year why not create your own mincemeat filling.
Easy to pre-prepare, freeze, then defrost when needed this mincemeat recipe uses either Whitworths’ Mixed Fruit, or a combination of Whitworths Sultanas, Raisins and Currants, to create a rich, flavoursome finished product, without the addition of preservatives.
- 1kg Whitworths Mixed fruit
- 300g Whitworths Sultanas
- 300g Whitworths Raisins
- 100g Whitworths Currants
- 200g Mixed Peel
- 450g Chunky Apple Sauce
- 75g Whitworths Chopped Almonds
- 450g Soft Brown Sugar
- 100g Shredded Suet
- 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 lemon, grated zest & juice
- 1 orange, grated zest
- 100ml of rum or brandy (optional)
- Mix all ingredients together thoroughly in a large mixing bowl.
- Use homemade or shop bought short crust pastry to create delicious mince pies.
- Tip: use a festive shaped pastry cutter, such as a snowflake, to add interest.
- Place in sterilised jars and decorate with a ribbon and tag as a gift for a friend or family member, so they can make their own mince pies.
- Separate into 200g batches and freeze in freezer containers or sealable bags.
- The mincemeat will keep frozen for up to 4 months.
- When required, thaw overnight before use.
Recipe and photo credit by – Whitworths