Rosemary demonstrates how to make this seasonal favourite pie filling.
This easy-to-make healthy alternative to regular mincemeat is deliciously light. By comparison, an average 1lb jar of shop-bought mincemeat contains 1,300 calories and 50g fat!
Makes 450g (1lb)
Per 450g (1lb): 775 Calories, 1.1g fat.
Prep time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
150g (5oz) cooking apples, grated
225g (8oz) mixed dried fruit
1⁄2 tsp mixed spice
150ml (1⁄4 pint) sweet cider
2 tbsps brandy, whisky or rum
- Place the grated apples and the dried fruit in a saucepan. Add the mixed spice and cider. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the mixture forms a pulp and most of the liquid has evaporated.
- Stir in your choice of spirit. Allow to cool.
- When cool, pack the mincemeat in sterilised jars and store in the refrigerator until required. The mincemeat will keep in a refrigerator for 4 months. Once opened, use within one week.