Homemade Mincemeat

Homemade Mincemeat

Homemade Mincemeat

Cook Time
15 Minutes
approx. 1.8kg (4 lb)
Let the festivities commence! Start planning ahead this Christmas and make your own mincemeat. Be sure to give the flavours maximum time to mature, and also add our Schwartz Christmas products like ground ginger and mixed spice for a proper taste explosion.
  • 100 gram (4 ounce) cooking apples, peeled and grated

  • 2 oranges

  • 2 lemons

  • 250 gram (10 ounce) currents

  • 350 gram (12 ounce) sultanas

  • 225 gram (8 ounce) raisins

  • 100 gram (4 ounce) pitted dates, chopped

  • 175 gram (6 ounce) soft dark brown sugar

  • 225 gram (8 ounce) shredded suet

  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger

  • 1 teaspoon Mixed Spice

  • 3 tablespoons rum


  • 1 Place apples, orange and lemon zest and juice in a large bowl with the remaining ingredients. Mix them together thoroughly, cover the bowl and leave it to stand overnight.
  • 2 Spoon the mixture into clean jars. Seal the jars tightly using screw or twist-on lids or cellophane jampot covers. Label and store in a cool place for at least two weeks before using.