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Easy Christmas Mincemeat: Mince Pie Filling Recipe

Easy Christmas Mincemeat: Mince Pie Filling Recipe.

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.

Today I am sharing an easy peasy lemon squeezey idea with you 🙂 Fancy making your own fruit mincemeat recipe for all your Christmas baking this year?

Easy Christmas Mincemeat: Mince Pie Filling Recipe.

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.

Easy Christmas Mincemeat: Mince Pie Filling Recipe.
Easy Christmas Mincemeat: Mince Pie Filling Recipe.
Easy Christmas Mincemeat: Mince Pie Filling Recipe.

Easy Christmas Mincemeat Step By Step Guide:


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)

Step One:

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly in a large mixing bowl.

Then Either:

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.

If not freezing, store in fridge.

Recipe and photo credit by – Whitworths

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10 responses to “Easy Christmas Mincemeat: Mince Pie Filling Recipe”

  1. Judy Haughton-James says:

    The days are certainly moving along quickly Claire! Before we know it Christmas will be here. These certainly look delicious!

  2. Winnie says:

    These are FANTASTIC photo !!I have to say that this is kind of new to me and I've never tasted it

  3. amy mayen says:

    I feel so silly. I thought mince meat pie had some sort of meat in it. Sort of like a chicken pot pipe! This recipe looks so good! I'm glad I now know what all the fuss is about!

  4. Erika says:

    It's a very old traditional food in England, where I live, and yes it used to have meat in the original recipe but during the war the meat was hard to find so it turned in to a fruity Christmas mince pie. 🙂

  5. Dee @ A Lapin Life says:

    Your Christmas treats look yummy.

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