Traditional British Boozy Mincemeat - Fat Free
80 mins (prep 20, cooking 60)
17 ingredients
6-8 servings
An adaptation from an old family "Traditional Mincemeat" recipe which was passed down through my Mum's side of the family. This one however is FAT FREE - NO suet or butter and it still KEEPS for up to a year or two; I currently have a jar from 3 years ago which has aged and matured beautifully! I have called it traditional mincemeat as it has all the traditional ingredients apart from the fat and it is VERY EASY to make. I am posting this in early September so it can be made now and allowed to mature ready for Christmas MINCE PIES. Where I have stated rum or brandy, please use any strong liquor that you may have available; it's just that brandy or rum work very nicely with the ingredients. Make some pretty labels, add a paper or fabric lid cover with a ribbon and then hang a pie, scone or cookie cutter from the neck - and voila, a thoughtful home-made gift! N.B. It's the alcohol that keeps this mincemeat, so if you want a non-alcoholic version, I have a traditional suet mincemeat recipe posted, which does not need much if any alcohol - Traditional British Mincemeat for Christmas Mince Pies!.

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Serving Size (251.81 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 516.31 Calories from Fat 89.64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.96g 91.92%
Saturated Fat 0.78g 23.46%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 54.35mg 13.59%
Total Carbohydrate 96.23g 192.46%
Dietary Fiber 8.86 g 212.68%
Sugars 76.49 g %
Protein 8.35g 100.16%
Vitamin A 83.19IU% Vitamin C 4.41mg%
Calcium 140.21mg% Iron 4.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
strong, dark brown sugar, soft, cooking apple, ground ginger, ground cloves, glace cherries