Special Mincemeat Recipe
Ted has been a fan of the Traditional Mincemeat Recipe for several years but his wife does not enjoy sultanas or currants. So Ted being the wonderful man that he is has devised another special mincmeat recipe for Connie using blueberries and cranberries – her favourite dried fruits.
Mincemeat doesn’t just have to made from raisins and sultanas. Try this special mincemeat recipe with cranberries and blueberries to ring some changes this Christmas
This has now become a tradition in their household. Ted has been kind enough to share the recipe – I wonder if it will be added to many other people’s Christmas time favourites as a result! Traditional food is always welcome since it brings back memeories of Christmas past but twists on Traditional recipes keep thigs fresh – and create new memeories along the timelines!
If you do try out this twist on the Traditional recipe, do drop by and comment on what you thought – and let us know of any further delicous changes you made!
Please note there is no sugar in this recipe – it is a deliberate ommission as the fruit, especially the galce cherries, adds enough sweetness.
Ted’s Special Cranberry Mince Pies
2 medium chopped apples
- 450g dried cranberries
- 200g dried blueberries
- 100g dates chopped
- 100g dried apricots, chopped
- 200g glace cherries, chopped
- 75g flaked almonds
- 2 small apples, peeled and chopped
- 200g mixed peel
- 100g vegetarian suet
- 1 tablespoon mixed spice
- 1 tablespoon allspice
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 90ml brandy
- Place all the ingredients together in a large bowl
- Stir well with abig wooden sppon, cover and leave to soak and mingle for 12 hours
- Meanwhile prepare some sterilised jars complete with labels
- Carefully place the mincemeat into the jars
Ideally store away for a couple of weeks (or more) before use – but it can be used straight away
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