Marjorie's Mincemeat

A dark and delicious mincemeat - with no added fat, ideal for vegans


Plums , Halved and stoned
1 kg
Apples, Cooking
500 g
12 oz
300 g
12 oz
300 g
12 oz
300 g
Sugar, Soft Brown
8 oz
250 g
Apricots , dried, ready to eat
4 oz
150 g
Cranberries , dried
4 oz
150 g
Orange , Large, zest and juice
2 each
Ginger , stem, in syrup
4 each
Mixed Spice
2 tsp
Nutmeg , Freshly grated
1 tbsp
2 fl oz
60 ml


Use variety 'Marjorie' plums or any dark red plum will be fine
Use variety
Start by cooking the plums. Either halve and stone or cook whole and lift out the stones with a spoon. They need to cook until really soft - add a small amount of water to prevent sticking, around half a teacup. Meanwhile, get your jars ready - wash, rinse and dry in a warm oven When fruit is soft, leave to cool slightly then either push through a sieve or puree in a food processor Put pulp into a large pan and add all of the other ingredients except the port - chop the ginger and apricots first Cook gently for 30-45 mins until everything is beautifully soft Take pan from heat and stir in a good 'slosh' of port, if liked, and then pot up into the warm jars. Seal immediately and store in a cool dark place
The mincemeat will keep for at least a year and is perfect for vegans as it has no added fat
The mincemeat will keep for at least a year and is perfect for vegans as it has no added fat
You can add a few nuts or other ingredients such as cherries if you want to

How long will it take to make?

Preparation time:
Cooking time:
Total time:
Soaking overnight
not included in total time

How much?

approx. 12 x 190ml/8oz jars

Look after it

Keep cool and away from strong light. Use within one year
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