Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

by Angie Liew
Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

 

Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

Christmas Joy With Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

This is a vegetarian Homemade Mincemeat recipe. Mincemeat is made using a variety of fresh and dried fruits, simmered in a mixture which has been preserved in alcohol and laced with spices. It is traditionally served around Christmas, most often baked into pies. It is so easy to make, once you have tasted this rich, sweet flavoured preserved you may never buy store bought mincemeat anymore.  

Homemade Christmas Mincemeat
Recipe Type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Author: Huang Kitchen by Angie Liew
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Serves: 20
This is a vegetarian Homemade Mincemeat recipe. Mincemeat is made using a variety of fresh and dried fruits, simmered in a mixture which has been preserved in alcohol and laced with spices. It is traditionally served around Christmas, most often baked into pies. It is so easy to make, once you have tasted this rich, sweet flavoured preserved you may never buy store bought mincemeat anymore.
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons (55g) butter
  • 2/3 cup (140g) brown sugar
  • 1 cup (240ml) unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1/2 cup (90g) sultanas
  • 1 cup (180g) golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup (70g) dried currants
  • 1/2 cup (75g) dried cranberries
  • 1 cup (160g) candied mixed peel
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange or lemon
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) rum, dark or white
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons rum
Instructions
  1. First place butter into a large pot.
  2. Then add brown sugar followed by unsweetened apple juice.
  3. Next add all the spices namely nutmeg, ground clove, ground ginger and salt.
  4. Peel, core and grate 2 large apples.
  5. Then add juice and zest from one orange or lemon. (You can also add both).
  6. Last, add in all the dried fruits namely sultanas, golden raisins, dried currants, dried cranberries, red cherries and mixed peel.
  7. Lastly add rum and red wine. You can also add brandy. Adjust according to taste. The alcohol acts as preservative so the mincemeat can be kept longer. There won’t be much alcohol left in the mincemeat as we will be cooking the mincemeat so the alcohol will evaporate and what will be left is just the flavour.
  8. Using medium high heat, bring all the ingredients to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  9. Then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the mincemeat, stirring often for about 30 to 45 minutes until the liquid is almost evaporated.
  10. Remove from heat and if desired, stir in another 3 tablespoons rum or brandy. The alcohol will be absorbed into the mincemeat. Let the mincemeat cool completely before transfer to a covered container and place in the refrigerator, at least overnight before using. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month.
Notes
Stir in a little rum or brandy every week to keep mincemeat from drying and to preserve the meat if storing longer than a week.
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Homemade Christmas Mincemeat
By Angie Liew of Huang Kitchen
This is a vegetarian Homemade Mincemeat recipe. Mincemeat is made using a variety of fresh and dried fruits, simmered in a mixture which has been preserved in alcohol and laced with spices. It is traditionally served around Christmas, most often baked into pies. It is so easy to make, once you have tasted this rich, sweet flavoured preserved you may never buy store bought mincemeat anymore.
Serving For
20
Prep Time
10minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Serving For
20
Prep Time
10minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. First place butter into a large pot.
    First place butter into a large pot.
  2. Then add brown sugar followed by unsweetened apple juice.
    Then add brown sugar followed by unsweetened apple juice.
  3. Next add all the spices namely nutmeg, ground clove, ground ginger and salt.
    Next add all the spices namely nutmeg, ground clove, ground ginger and salt.
  4. Peel, core and grate 2 large apples.
    Peel, core and grate 2 large apples.
  5. Then add juice and zest from one orange or lemon. (You can also add both).
    Then add juice and zest from one orange or lemon. (You can also add both).
  6. Last, add in all the dried fruits namely sultanas, golden raisins, dried currants, dried cranberries, red cherries and mixed peel.
    Last, add in all the dried fruits namely sultanas, golden raisins, dried currants, dried cranberries, red cherries and mixed peel.
  7. Lastly add rum and red wine. You can also add brandy. Adjust according to taste. The alcohol acts as preservative so the mincemeat can be kept longer. There won't be much alcohol left in the mincemeat as we will be cooking the mincemeat so the alcohol will evaporate and what will be left is just the flavour.
    Lastly add rum and red wine. You can also add brandy. Adjust according to taste. The alcohol acts as preservative so the mincemeat can be kept longer. There won't be much alcohol left in the mincemeat as we will be cooking the mincemeat so the alcohol will evaporate and what will be left is just the flavour.
  8. Using medium high heat, bring all the ingredients to a boil, stirring occasionally.
    Using medium high heat, bring all the ingredients to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  9. Then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the mincemeat, stirring often for about 30 to 45 minutes until the liquid is almost evaporated.
    Then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the mincemeat, stirring often for about 30 to 45 minutes until the liquid is almost evaporated.
  10. Remove from heat and if desired, stir in another 3 tablespoons rum or brandy. The alcohol will be absorbed into the mincemeat. Let the mincemeat cool completely before transfer to a covered container and place in the refrigerator, at least overnight before using. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month.
    Remove from heat and if desired, stir in another 3 tablespoons rum or brandy. The alcohol will be absorbed into the mincemeat. Let the mincemeat cool completely before transfer to a covered container and place in the refrigerator, at least overnight before using. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month.
Notes

Stir in a little rum or brandy every week to keep mincemeat from drying and to preserve the meat if storing longer than a week.

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To make these homemade mincemeat:

Dried fruits

 Prepare all dried fruits needed for making mincemeat.

 

ingredients for mincemeat.

 Other ingredients needed to make mincemeat.

 

First put butter into pot.

 First place butter into a large pot.

 

Add brown sugar.

 Then add brown sugar.

 

Add unsweetened apple juice.

 Next, add unsweetened apple juice.

 

Add spices.

 Followed by all the spices and salt.

 

Peel, core and shred apple.

 Add 2 shredded apples.

 

Zest from one orange.

 Add zest from one orange.

 

Add orange juice.

 Also the orange juice from the orange.

 

Add dried fruits.

 Add in all the dried fruits.

 

Add rum into the pot.

 Lastly add the rum.

 

Add red wine.

 And some red wine or brandy.

 

Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

 Stir all the ingredients until well mixed.

 

Bring to a boil.

 Using medium high heat, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.

 

Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

 Then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer the mincemeat for about 30 to 45 minutes until the liquid is almost evaporated. Stir often.

 

Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

And we’re done! Let mincemeat to cool completely.

 

Add some alcohol into mincemeat.

 If desired, stir in some more alcohol and let it cool completely.

 

Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

 Transfer to a covered container and place in the refrigerator, at least overnight before using.

 

Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

Taste really nice on its own, over ice-cream or to make into mince pie for christmas.

 

SO ENJOY AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

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