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.

    24 recipes



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    8 reviews

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

    Recipe by: suemitch

    7 reviews

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

    Recipe by: TRACYMULDER

    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

    No reviews

    This was my first attempt at making this, and I was delighted with the results. It was so easy! The aroma that filled our kitchen was gorgeous. Using sherry means it doesn't keep as long as those versions which use brandy, but the flavour is delicious and Christmassy.

    Recipe by: LorraineMargaret

    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

    5 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

    To me mincemeat is indulgent and purely festive. This version has a lot of brandy in it but really you can choose what spirit you'd like to use. It's great in mince pies, tarts and oddly in ice cream or on toast or straight from the jar.

    Recipe by: Theberkshirebaker

    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

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