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Friday, 19 December 2008

Christmas Mincemeat

This year I have used different recipe's for both the pastry and mince meat. I added orange juice in place of water in the pastry and used a cooked recipe for the mincemeat without the use of suet...and they are delicious


1.3kg(3lbs) cooking apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
Juice and zest of 1 orange & 1 lemon
600ml(1pint) of medium sweet cider or apple juice
450g(1lb) brown sugar
1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg
450g(1lb) each of raisins & currants
225g(8oz) galce cherries, halved

Put apples, juices, zest and cider in a large pan and bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 mins
Stir in sugar, spices and dreid fruit (not cherries). When sugar has dissolved, simmer for a further 15 mins

Remove from heat and stir in cherries, cool and pack into jars and cover

1 comment:

Vashti said...

i cant be bothered! mart wont eat them and i will end up getting fat cause i will have to eat them all. its WAY too hot to be baking any way!