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no added sugar mince pies

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Recipe by
Ezcooking Online

I make this recipe every year and its the only one I actually enjoy. The mincemeat isn't as sweet or as rich as normal mincemeats, and they can be happily eaten by diabetics (like myself). Merry Christmas. Thanks to Splenda for the original recipe, some years back

(1 rating)
yield 56 aprox
prep time 30 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For no added sugar mince pies

  • 8 oz
  • 8 oz
  • 8 oz
  • 5 oz
    candied peel
  • 1 pkg
    chopped almonds
  • 1 pkg
    stem ginger (diced)
  • 1
    cooking apple (cored, peeled & diced)
  • 2 tsp
    mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1
    orange (finely grated zest and juice)
  • 1
    lemon (finely grated zest and juice)
  • 8 Tbsp
  • 5 oz
    vegetarian suet
  • 10 Tbsp
    cold water (if needed)
  • 3 pkg
    shortcrust pastry (or home made equivalent)

How To Make no added sugar mince pies

  • 1
    Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and cover with cling film. Leave for at least 12 hours to marinate
  • 2
    Pre heat oven to lowest heat, and place all mixture in oven proof tin/dish.
  • 3
    Cover the tin/dish with tin foil and put in oven
  • 4
    Cook for three hours, checking every half to hourly and adding the water tablespoon by tablespoon to gain he perfect consistency of your choice.
  • 5
    Pack into sterilised jars
  • 6
    Roll pastry and fill with mincemeat, cook for about 15 to 20 minutes on about 190
  • 7
    Store unused mincemeatin a fridge and use within four weeks