Total Time
24hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 24 hrs

Mincemeat is an all-time favourite seasonal love of mine and I have made this recipe every year, as December rolls around, since the early 1980s. Some people prefer sultana raisins or a mix of light and dark; I like dark Thompsons, so it's fun to experiment.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Core apples but do not peel. Chop into small (1/4") chunks. Place into a large bowl.
  2. Grate peel of lemon and squeeze out juice. Stir peel and juice with apples.
  3. Stir remaining ingredients into apple mixture until well blended.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight or 24 hours before using. Mincemeat keeps well in refrigerator for up to a month. Excellent for pies and tarts and other recipes calling for mincemeat.