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Sugar-free mincemeat

About this recipe: With this much dried fruit in any recipe it is sweet enough, but adding more honey or treacle should sweeten the pot if required!

Ingredients
Makes: 24 mince pies

  • 50g vegetable suet
  • 240g dried fruit (sultanas, raisins, dates, apricots, cranberries, etc.)
  • 60g chopped cherries
  • 1 small apple, grated
  • 1 orange or clementine, juiced and zested
  • 1 tablespoon apple puree or concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon treacle or honey
  • 60 to 80ml port
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Method
Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:1day soaking  ›  Ready in:1day15min 

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a 500ml jar. Allow to soak for at least 1 day, though the longer you leave it the stronger the flavour.

Tip

Make sure there is enough liquid to cover all the mixture - it'll soak in I promise!

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