Traditional British Mincemeat for Christmas Mince Pies!
20190 mins (prep 30, cooking 20160)
21 ingredients
4-6 servings
A subtle blend of sweet and savoury with just a hint of alcohol which echoes the ancient practice of adding spice and fruit to meat dishes. I also have a "Boozy Fat Free" mincemeat recipe posted,Traditional British Boozy Mincemeat - Fat Free, but if you wish to make a mincemeat recipe with little or no alcohol, this is a wonderful traditional recipe for long lasting mincemeat. Mincemeat was always made at home before the advent of commercial brands, and although this is based on an old recipe, this was obviously made after the introduction of sugar into England. In earlier times mincemeat was a mixture of real meat, spices and fruit. The only remaining and symbolic ingredient of this ancient culinary practice is the inclusion of the suet - which can be beef or vegetable suet for vegetarians. Excellent in mince pies and all manner of steamed and sticky puddings! PS. If you cannot obtain suet locally, you can use grated butter instead; place the butter in the freezer until nearly frozen and very firm and then grate into the bowl straight away.

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Serving Size (573.37 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 2084.0 Calories from Fat 1076.04
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 119.56g 735.73%
Saturated Fat 62.63g 1252.64%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 80.44mg 107.26%
Sodium 97.94mg 16.32%
Total Carbohydrate 260.28g 347.04%
Dietary Fiber 19.83 g 317.23%
Sugars 189.88 g %
Protein 18.58g 148.67%
Vitamin A 6066.48IU% Vitamin C 22.58mg%
Calcium 242.62mg% Iron 8.54mg%
*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:
shredded, light brown sugar, medium cooking apples, candied lemon peel, candied orange peel, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, sherry wine