Wednesday, 23 December 2015

And So This Is Christmas- super quick non alcoholic mincemeat

Hi guys :)

Just a rather quick post sharing my super quick non alcoholic mincemeat recipe

This is not a measurement specific recipe, it's very much a chuck-it-all-in and adjust to taste

1 bag mixed dried fruit - you can buy own brand for about 85p (ish)
half a carton of apple juice
4 heaped tablespoons muscovado sugar- helps make it lovely and gooey, or you can reduce to two/three if you don't want it too sweet
half a grated bramley apple (or whatever apple you have to hand)
zest of half a lemon
juice of half a lemon (you can put the rest of the lemon to use too, slice thinly and dry it on low in the bottom of the oven for a few hours- et voila  -dried lemon peel- you can pop it in a cup of herbal tea or add to other recipes :)
a handful of beef or vegetable suet-whichever you prefer

Whack it all in an oven dish and give it a good stir
Pop it in the bottom of the oven and bake on a very low heat for around half an hour, you will have a lovely sticky gooey mincemeat- also delicious in cakes if you have some left over :)
Enjoy :)

I'm still in the kitchen making drinks and baking
Our pantry now looks like a micro-brewery- but only one bottle is alcoholic, which is the rose wine in the middle.
i made more ginger wine, more lemon cordial and some raspberry cordial- yummy!
the raspberry cordial is the one on the end- such a beautiful jewel colour :)

I'm also making some onion chutney tomorrow as today we got a great 2 kg bag of onions for £1 at Morrisons :)
I do so enjoy making everything myself

Just a little note to say...   :-)

I've also got you all a Christmas present!

I've made a wee  Printable (click on the link) they are little labels for your home made produce, including one for wine bottles 
I'm not entirely sure on how you go about it, but i think you click on the link, which will take you to my Google Drive, which should have the option to print somewhere

Will somebody let me know if it works? :)


  1. That looks like a brilliant fast recipe for mincemeat in a hurry. I will be out of mine by next week so will give it a try. Have a peaceful holiday

    1. Thank you Pam, Let me know how it goes :)
      Have lovely Christmas :) xx

  2. Thank you for this, made some! It was delicious thank you so much for sharing :). Hope you had a great Christmas.

    1. oh fantastic! i'm so pleased you enjoyed it :D that's made my day :) xx

  3. Yum! I didn't even make mince pies this year - and I love them. It was so hot here for Christmas, baking just wasn't fun at all!

    1. i do love them but i have to be in the mood for them, i was rather late in making them too, hubby resorted to *whispers*shop bought!


Thank you for your comments, they are always appreciated :) <3


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