I have often been asked by friends for my recipe for classic mincemeat and this is it. Actually, it is not really a fixed recipe as I tweak it every year and will probably do so forever, but grew out of a family recipe and ideas from various cookbooks.
You can use brandy, sherry or whisky for the booze element.
Use during the year to make baked apples or a quick mincemeat pie for your sweet.
Would definitely recommend making your own mincemeat it is soooo much better than bought. I haven't actually tried this particular recipe but the one I use is very similar. - 10 Dec 2011