Classic Mincemeat

Author: Canadian Living

You can make this old-fashioned fruit mixture with suet or butter.

  • Portion size 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 golden delicious apple peeled and grated (5 cups)
  • 2 cups raisin
  • 2 cups seeded lexia raisin
  • 2 cups currant
  • 1 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded suet (or 1/2 cup butter, softened)
  • 1 cup mixed candied peel
  • 1/4 cup grated lemon rind
  • 3/4 cups lemon juice
  • 3/4 cups apple cider
  • 3/4 cups apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 1/2 cup brandy

Method

In Dutch oven, combine apples, raisins, lexia raisins, currants, brown sugar, suet, candied peel, lemon rind and juice, cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and salt; bring to boil.

Reduce heat and simmer until thickened and syrupy, about 45 minutes. Stir in rum; let cool. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight containers for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per 1/4 cup (50 mL):</b> about

  • Sodium 58 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 141.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 29 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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