Mincemeat

Mincemeat

by Loïc Francois 2 years ago
3.6 (5)
10 minutes
156.3 kcal
21.9 g carbs
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Description

Mincemeat is a traditional English treat that is usually used as filling for mince pies during Christmas, but it tastes great mixed with vanilla ice cream, as well. This recipe uses butter instead of the traditional suet, which makes this mincemeat suitable for vegetarians. Store in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 large green apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups sultana raisins
  • 1 ⅛ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup dried currants
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • 1 ½ tablespoons grated orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup brandy
Directions
  1. 1. Combine cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice in a bowl. Reserve 1 heaped teaspoon for the mincemeat. Store the rest in a small jar for a later use.
  2. 2. Inspect two 12-ounce jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until mincemeat is ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.
  3. 3. Combine apple, sultanas, sugar, currants, raisins, and butter in a saucepan. Cook over low heat and stir gently until butter has melted. Stir in chopped almonds, orange zest, 1 teaspoon of mixed spice, and cinnamon. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. 4. Remove from heat and set mincemeat aside to cool down for 30 minutes. Stir in brandy. Spoon into sterilized jars.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 2 12-ounce jars
calories: 156.3 kcal
carbohydrates: 21.9 g
protein: 0.9 g
saturated fat: 2.6 g
cholesterol: 10.2 mg
sodium: 32.6 mg
fiber: 1.5 g
sugar: 19.5 g