Merry Mincemeat

I love mincemeat, but when I came across the ingredients of the kind you buy in supermarkets, I was appalled; the first ingredient was sugar, and glucose-fructose syrup also appeared a few times. This recipe doesn’t use any added sugar or sweeteners, because the dried fruit is a source of concentrated sugar, and is therefore very sweet naturally. It’s also perfect for any vegetarians/vegans as, unlike the traditional version,  it doesn’t use beef suet.  This recipe fills 2 jam jars- I use one to make my Merry Mince Pies, and the other to make my Mince Pie Zoatbowl.

  

Ingredients:

 

75g raisins

75g currants

75g dried cranberries

75g dried cherries

Zest and juice of 1 orange

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 large apple (about 150g), finely diced

1tbsp coconut oil

Thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated

1tsp ground cinnamon

1/2tsp ground allspice

 

 

Method:

 

Add everything to a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid, reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 8 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes until the mixture is soft and sticky.

Transfer to a sterilised glass jar and leave to cool before putting in the fridge.

 

Enjoy!

Lauren x


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