Christmas Mincemeat - Without the Meat!

Total Time
Prep 48 hrs
Cook 0 mins

A classic from Mrs Beeton's. This is the more usual recipe found in the UK. Because I prefer it, I leave out the suet - which makes it vegetarian - and add more brandy if it is too dry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mince of chop finely the peel, raisins and ginger.
  2. Peel, core and grate the apples.
  3. Combine all the ingredients thoroughly in a large basin.
  4. Leave, covered for 2 days in a cool place, stirring occasionally.
  5. This prevents fermentation later.
  6. Pot, cover and label.
  7. Store in a cool dry place.


Most Helpful

Easy, straightforward tasty recipe. I did not use suet, added brandy. I know the tarts will be enjoyed by all including my vegetarian friend. Thanks Sherrie-pie for posting this recipe.

Bergy December 14, 2005

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