To make your mince pies first you need some fruity homemade mincemeat, and this recipe is so easy anyone can make it! Usually you should leave to brew for a while, so you really need to think about making your mincemeat now. This tasty homemade delight will be great for your Christmas mince pies, or for a thoughtful gift! This year is all about homemade crafts, so why not make a few batches and give to your friends and family as an extra touch.

Here’s how to make your homemade mincemeat…

What you need

225g bramley apples
225g sultanas
125g candied peel
225g raisins
225g currants
175g demerara sugar
225g vegetarian suet
1 orange, juice and zest
1 tsp mixed spice
75ml brandy

How you do it

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Leave to infuse for a few hours then mix again. Store in sterilised jars in a cool dark cupboard until needed.

Now make your mince pies!

christmas homemade mincemeat

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