Homemade Mincemeat

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Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry which means the nation are treating themselves to a traditional mince pie or two this Christmas. We've made baking homemade mince pies easy with this recipe! We guarantee your house will be filled with the delicious smell of the festive season...

Ingredients

200g Currants
50g Almonds ground
1/4 teaspoon Whole nutmeg freshly grated
1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon Mixed spice
200ml Brandy
225g Soft dark brown sugar
1 cooking Apple peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces
100g Mixed peel
125g Butter
1 Lemon finely grated & juice

Instructions

Add all of the ingredients (apart from the brandy) into a large pan over a low heat, allowing the butter to melt.

Continue to simmer for 10 minutes then remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool until room temperature.

Stir in the brandy making sure the mixture is thoroughly combined. Finally, spoon the mixture in to clean, glass jars to store or add the mixture straight to sweet pastry and bake homemade mince pies.

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