Lottes boozy mincemeat

Chock full of fruit and boozy to boot, this glorious mincemeat from Lotte Duncan makes amazing mince pies!
By Lotte Duncan
Lottes boozy mincemeat
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  • Serves: makes 2.2kg
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes plus soaking and 2 weeks to mature
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 100 g dried apricots, (no-soak) chopped
  • 100 g dried pears, chopped
  • juice and grated zest of 2 oranges
  • 500 g sultanas
  • 500 g raisins
  • 4 tbsp quince or crab apple jelly, (optional)
  • 250 g brown sugar
  • 250 g demerara sugar
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp nutmeg, grated
  • 150 ml dark rum
  • 150 ml brandy

Tips and Suggestions

Allow to mature for two weeks before using. This mincemeat can be stored for up to two months.

Method

1. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir until mixed well. Cover the bowl and leave for three days, stirring occasionally.

2. Pot in sterilized jars, cover and store in a cool place.

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