New-Fashioned Apple and Pear Mincemeat

Total Time
5hrs
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs 30 mins

A slow-cooker version.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Add the first 21 ingredients to a slow cooker.
  2. Put the orange halves in a food processor; pulse to chop the fruit and rind; add to the slow cooker.
  3. Stir the mixture well to combine.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 1/2 hours, bringing mixture to a full boil.
  5. Remove lid and continue to cook on HIGH, stirring occasionally, until the fruits are soft and the mixture has thickened considerably (2-3 hours).
  6. Transfer the hot mixture to 2 clean, sterilized 1-quart Mason jars; let cool completely.
  7. Pour 2 tablespoons brandy into each jar; cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 1 week, to meld flavors before serving.
  8. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
  9. Use cold, directly out of the refrigerator.

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