open jar of homemade mincemeat

Homemade mincemeat

Homemade Mincemeat Homemade mincemeat, less sweet than shop bought mincemeat and with a fresher flavour. Make a batch up now ready for your festive baking.
Course ingredient, Preserves
Cuisine British
Keyword Christmas
Skill Level very easy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Standing time 1 day
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 60 makes about 1.5kg (3½ lb)
Calories 88kcal
Author Jacqueline Bellefontaine



  • 125 g carrot coarsely grated
  • 200 g cooking apple peel cored and coarsely grated
  • 200 g sultanas
  • 200 g raisins
  • 200 g currants
  • 100 g dried cranberries chopped
  • 350 g light muscovado sugar
  • 175 g suet
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • finely grated zest and juice 1 orange
  • 100 ml rum or brandy


  • Place grated carrot and apple in a large mixing bowl, then add the dried fruit and stir until well combined.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix together well.
  • Cover with a tea towel and allow to stand for 24 to 48 hours in a cool place, stirring occasionally.
  • Spoon into clean jars or airtight containers, packing down well to exclude any air bubbles.
  • Seal, label and store the jars in a cool, dry place until required.



Nutrition information is calculated using an online nutrition database - is approximate and is meant as a guideline only.


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 100mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.3mg