Recipe: Mincemeat with chocolate

Recipe Mincemeat with chocolate

Christmas is not the same without the traditional sweet mince pies! Here's a simple way to make your own mincemeat rather than buying ready made; it is extra delicious because it is freshly made with genuinely good ingredients. The added bonus of this recipe is that it also includes chocolate!


  • 500 g currants
  • 500 g raisins
  • 500 g sultanas
  • 250 g apples, peeled and cored
  • 200 g chopped almonds
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 100 g vegetable suet
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 100 g grated dark chocolate
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 tabspoons honey


  1. Thoroughly mix everything well in a large bowl and cover. 
  2. The mixture can be used immediately.

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