Petra’s Special Christmas Mincemeat

Christmas is coming and it’s time to get the mincemeat ready.  This is one of my favourite recipes.  It makes over 5 x 1-lb jars of mincemeat and will keep for a long time.  I make this every year and it sells well at Christmas Fayres.  Enjoy!


  • 1 lb of currants
  • 1 lb of raisins
  • 1 lb of sultanas
  • 1 lb of suet or vegetable suet
  • 1 lb of apples, peeled, cored & finely chopped or grated
  • 1 lb of caster sugar
  • 4 oz of candied peel
  • 1 lemon
  • Teaspoon of salt
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg 150 mls of brandy, rum, whisky or alcohol of choice


  • Mix everything together
  • Add grated rind of lemon & half the juice
  • Stir well
  • Cover with greaseproof or a re-sealable lid
  • Leave for 2 – 3 days
  • Give another stir
  • Put into clean jars and cover

The mincemeat will keep for a long time.
Petra Jordan

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