Apple Mincemeat recipe

This fruity mincemeat is chock-full of fruit and almonds, as well as plenty of spices. It's an easy mincemeat to make and is great for those who like currants, raisins, and a more traditional flavour to their mincemeat.


  • 4 large apples, peeled, cored and grated
  • 100g sultanas
  • 100g raisins
  • 100g currants
  • 350g light brown sugar
  • 100g dried cranberries
  • 100g shredded suet
  • 100g flaked almonds
  • 100ml brandy
  • Zest and juice one lemon
  • Zest and juice one orange
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice


  1. Place the grated apple, along with any apple juice, the sugar, orange and lemon juice and zests into a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir until all of the sugar has dissolved.

  2. Turn off the heat and stir in the spices, the dried fruit and the brandy. Leave the pan to one side to cool, then stir in the shredded suet and the almonds.

  3. Spoon into sterilised jars and leave in a dark place for a week or so before using.

Before using, if you want to make the mincemeat more nutty, stir in 100g chopped walnuts. This recipe makes around 1.5kg of mincemeat.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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