chelsea's mincemeat recipe

a recipe by
Chelsea Cameron-Horner
osoyoos, BC

Fat Free version: Pears, Orange & Lemons [and rinds], Candied Peels, Mixed Dried Fruits, dates, Cherries, Almonds, Mix ground spice, Ginger, water & liquor of Choice. When I made this I cut it down. I added 2-4 Table spoons of Shortening, Currants, Sultanas and Mixed peels. I added half a lemon, 2 Mandarin oranges, 2 Prunes & 6 dried Cherries. I Used 1 table spoon cranberries, Almonds, dates and icing Sugar. Lastly I added 1/2 to 1/4 teaspoon of different spices! I used 1-2 tablespoons of Water, adding Cooking Sherry and red wine. I also used between 1-2 tab

prep time 12 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For chelsea's mincemeat recipe

  • 1 lb
    finely chopped suet or shortening/other substitute
  • FRUIT
  • 1
    lemon
  • 1
    orange
  • 1
    apple
  • DRIED FRUIT
  • 1 lb
    currants
  • 1 lb
    sultanas
  • 1 lb
    mixed fruit peels
  • 1 lb
    dates
  • A POUND OF MIXED FRUIT
  • dried cherries
  • cranberries
  • prunes, pitted
  • DRIED INGREDIENTS
  • 50 g
    almonds
  • 1 lb
    caster sugar
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • LIQUID INGREDIENTS
  • 90 ml
    water
  • 90 ml
    alcohol of your choosing
  • ALTERNATIVES
  • 225 g
    dried pears
  • 1 lb
    raisins

How To Make chelsea's mincemeat recipe

  • 1
    Gather, weigh and measure all needed ingredients and supplies
  • 2
    Pare the lemons and oranges thinly and Simmer the rinds in Water [You can add your alcohol of choice] on Low until Tender. After they are tender, shred, chop or grate the rinds.
  • 3
    Finely Chop all the ingredients doing your best to make everything the same size!
  • 4
    Mix and stir in your dry ingredients.
  • 5
    Add your liquid ingredients, adding more water/liquor as needed.
  • 6
    Mix everything [thoroughly] in a large bowl and let sit undisturbed for anywhere from 7-12 hours or over night.
  • 7
    Add mixture to a casserole dish, cover and bake at 180 degrees for one hour!
  • 8
    Mix everything as desired before you Add the mixture to an air tight jar to store until you need it. *Best aged for 2-4 weeks**
  • 9
    After your Mincemeat has been aged add the Mincemeat to a Casserole Dish, Cover it and bake at 180F for one hour.
  • 10
    Store your Mincemeat into an Air Tight container until you are ready to try your hand at making Mincemeat pies.
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