Vegetarian cranberry and apricot mincemeat

Vegetarian cranberry and apricot mincemeat


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About this recipe: Give your mincemeat a festive and vibrant facelift with this gorgeous vegetarian cranberry and apricot mincemeat recipe, just perfect for some special mince pies.


Makes: 8 (225g) jars mincemeat

  • 250g dried apricots, chopped
  • 250g dried cranberries, chopped
  • 150g sultanas
  • 150g raisins
  • 130ml brandy
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 240g vegetarian suet
  • 150g apples - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 175g brown sugar
  • juice and zest of 1 orange
  • 150g candied peel
  • 50g chopped almonds

Prep:25min  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:8hr25min 

  1. Soak the dried fruit in the brandy overnight.
  2. The next day, combine the dried fruit and brandy with the remainder of the ingredients and mix well until blended.
  3. Transfer the mixture into sterilised jars and seal immediately. Store in the fridge or in a cool dark place for up to 6 months or until needed.

How to sterilise jars

Learn how to sterilise jars two ways with our handy step-by-step guide and video.

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