Spiced Harvest Homemade Mincemeat
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  • 500g peeled and finely chopped pears
  • 500g peeled and finely chopped apples
  • 500g good quality raisins
  • 250g dried cranberries
  • 250g of other dried fruit or nuts of your choice, figs, apricots, chopped almonds
  • Juice and zest of one large orange
  • Juice and zest of one large lemon
  • 100g of coconut oil
  • 175g dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons of Brandy (you could use a different spirit of your choice)
  1. In a large pan, melt together the coconut oil, sugar, juices and zest over a gentle heat.
  2. Add the dried fruit and chopped apples, pears and spices, stirring well to give it a good coating, simmer gently for 30 mins with the lid on.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool completely before adding the brandy and stirring well.
  4. Spoon into sterilised jars and top the mixture with waxed paper discs to help keep an airtight seal.
Recipe by Whole Food Home at http://wholefoodhome.com/spiced-harvest-homemade-mincemeat/