All-Fruit Mincemeat

All-Fruit Mincemeat

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December 10, 2013

  • Makes: Makes about 4 cups.


2 apples, coarsely grated

1-2 pears, finely chopped

grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

grated zest and juice of 1 orange

1 cup raisins

1 cup golden raisins

1 cup currants

1/2 cup candied citron or peel

1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar

1/4 cup butter

1-2 cinnamon sticks

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or some cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg)

pinch salt

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted (optional)


1In a large saucepan, combine all the ingredients except the walnuts or pecans (if you're using them). Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring often, for 20-30 minutes, until dark golden and thick. Remove from the heat and let cool; stir in the nuts, if you're using them.

2Store in a sealed container or jars in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for 6 months.


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