Stephanie Alexander's Christmas mincemeat

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If I have a jar of brandied cumquats on hand, a few fruits can be chopped into the mix together with a little of the liqueur. A jar of Christmas mince is a lovely gift.

Christmas mincemeat.
Christmas mincemeat. Photo: Marina Oliphant

Ingredients

2.5kg crisp eating apples, peeled and cored and chopped in the food processor
375ml apple juice
500g seeded raisins
500g currants
500g grated beef suet (weighed after grating, you should order 750g)
750g soft brown sugar
500g mixed peel
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
100ml brandy, plus extra brandy

Method

Place all the ingredients in a stockpot and bring to the boil. Simmer for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes or so.

Spoon directly into hot, sterilised jars, splash a little extra brandy in each jar and seal.

Store for at least one year.

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  • Main Ingredients - Apple
  • Cuisine - British
  • Course - Dessert
  • Occasion - Christmas

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2 comments so far

  • Where can I find beef suet?

    Commenter
    Pretty pink cupcake
    Date and time
    December 07, 2014, 11:56PM
  • pretty pink...u can order suet from ur butcher or use the packet product supplied @ some supermarkets (IGA for example)...or try Essential Ingredient's online store maybe...hope this helps even tho' Christmas has been n gone...

    Commenter
    JAS
    Location
    ACT
    Date and time
    January 02, 2015, 5:58PM

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