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All-Fruit Mincemeat

Yields1 Serving

 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)

In 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.


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