Have a go at making your own mincemeat. So much better than store-bought and you can add your favourite flavours.
2 apples, unpeeled, quartered and cored
1¼ cups currants
1¼ cups sultanas
1¼ cups raisins
1 cup mixed peel
¼ cup blanched almonds
1 cup brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp ground nutmeg
275g butter, softened
2 Tbsp brandy or whisky
1. Mince or finely chop the apples, currants, sultanas, raisins, peel and almonds.
2. Add the sugar, salt, nutmeg, softened butter and brandy or whisky, and mix well.
3. Spoon the mixture into clean jars and seal well. Keep for at least 2 weeks before using.