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How to cook Spicy Fat-Free Mincemeat (v)

A glass jar of Spicy Fat -Free Mincemeat

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


Ingredients

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


Method

  1. 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.
  2.  Stir in your choice of spirit. Allow to cool.
  3. 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.

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