PennyBy Penny  , ,   

September 22, 2017

A traditional British Christmas make

  • Prep: 12 hrs 15 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yields: 3xlb jars


175g raisins

110g currants

110g mixed peel, finely chopped or like me use dried cranberries

175g suet

250g soft, dark brown sugar

0.5 tspnfreshly grated nutmeg

2-3 tspns mixed spice

Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

Grated zest and juice of 1 orange

2 bramley apples Chopped or grated

4 tblspn brandy


1Put all ingredients except brandy in a large bowl

2Stir well making sure all the ingredients are evenly mixed

3Cover with a clean tea towel and leave overnight

4Heat oven to 110c

5Pour the mix onto a baking tray , cover tightly with foil

6Cook for 2.5 hours

7The suet will have melted but don’t worry

8 Stir the mincemeat mixture really well and leave to cool, stirring occasionally

9Stir the mincemeat again, add the brandy and give a final stir

10Fill sterilised jars with the

11mincemeat, cover with a wax disc and seal

Brandy is optional Sherry or Orange juice will work


3 Reviews

Rose Mary

September 23, 2017

Thank you x

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 23, 2017

Use 4 and put in the oven for 2 hrs 30 minutes

Rose Mary

September 23, 2017

Want to make this but only have eating apples – can I use these and if so how many? Also how long do you put in oven for? Recipe doesn’t say