Mincemeat recipes

Find recipes for homemade mincemeat, as well as recipes to use it with. We have mince pies, mincemeat cake and biscuits, and lots more. We also have twists on traditional mincemeat, such as delicious pear mincemeat.

17 recipes



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7 reviews

Here is a classic mincemeat recipe without any suet. You can mix up the dried fruits a bit, substituting dried cranberries, cherries or blueberries for some of the raisins and sultanas. Perfect for your mince pies at Christmas!

Recipe by: Cassandra

3 reviews

This mincemeat is a bit unorthodox, using loads of pears. Try it during Christmastime, or can it for year-round use.


2 reviews

Simple, tasty mincemeat buns. Quicker than pies, softer than cookies. Bringing the smell of Christmas quickly to the kitchen.

Recipe by: suemitch

1 review

This fruity mincemeat is so easy to make - you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboards already. Using butter instead of the traditional suet makes this mincemeat suitable for vegetarians. Don't just limit it to mince pies at Christmas, try it in bread and butter pudding or a spoonful mixed with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe by: Ita

1 review

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.

Recipe by: steenbergs

No reviews

A great way of making use of courgettes when in-season. This mincemeat is packed full of courgettes, apples, raisins, currants, orange and spices. Use in mince pies or whatever you fancy.

Recipe by: Barb S

No reviews

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

Recipe by: Aislingfitzpatrick

No reviews

This traditional English mincemeat recipe is for the mincemeat purists out there who want just the right balance of fruits, spices and brandy. Enjoy in a whole array of Christmas bakes and especially in mince pies, mincemeat tarts or even spooned over ice cream.

Recipe by: BellaF

No reviews

Don't just keep this for mince pies at Christmas - it's delicious stirred into ice cream or Greek yogurt. I also mix it with poached apples for a lovely sweet pancake filling.

Recipe by: jean.isacke

No reviews

Turn your favourite shop-bought mincemeat into something a little more decadent with this easy chocolate mincemeat recipe.

Recipe by: iluvbread

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