Mincemeat With Dried Fruit

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Have no idea where the original of this recipe came from, but I've had it around for some 25 years & have tweaked it several times. This 'mincemeat' has NO meat or suet in it! Serving size is estimated at 1/3 cup, & this recipe makes enough mince for at least 3 deep dish 9" pies. Preparation time DOES NOT INCLUDE time needed for mincemeat to cool to room temperature. (See Apple Cider Syrup)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large mixing bowl, combine both raisins, currants, peaches, apricots & dates. Set aside.
  2. In large nonreactive saucepan, combine cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice & ginger, then stir in corn syrup, rum, brown sugar, apple cider syrup & apple juice.
  3. Add butter & bring to boil over medium heat. Boil 3 minutes.
  4. Pour hot liquid over dried fruit & stir.
  5. Cool to room temperature.
  6. When COMPLETELY cooled, pour/spoon equal amounts into 3 clean quart glass jars, seal tightly & refrigerate up to 12 months.


Most Helpful

Fabulous Syd!! I made this last week, as I am making your rum glazed muffins and, as you know I am a HUGE mincemeat lover! I have several of my own mincemeat recipes - but I wanted to try yours. I did not add the apple and corn syrup - but used golden syrup instead.......other than that - I made it as posted, BUT I cut it back to 1/3 of the total recipe. A very different, but a lovely fruity recipe of one of my favourite foods........I am now going to make your muffins with your OWN mincemeat instead of mine! Made as an extra for Recipe Swap #15. Thanks Syd for yet another GREAT fruity recipe! FT:-)

French Tart April 12, 2008

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