Quick and Delicious Fruit Mince Recipe from Scratch

This post was most recently updated on March 6th, 2020

One of the key flavours of Christmas is fruit mince – sweet, tangy, spicy and a little bit boozy. This super quick fruit mince recipe will last for a year in the fridge and it tastes delicious.

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You can use this fruit mince recipe to make mince pies or rolls or even fold it through ice cream.

Fruit mince is best made a good couple of weeks (and up to a year) in advance. This allows plenty of time for the flavours to develop and for the fruit to absorb the liquid.

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Quick and Delicious Fruit Mince from Scratch

Quick and Delicious Fruit Mince from Scratch

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Passive Time: 14 days
Total Time: 14 days 20 minutes

One of the key flavours of Christmas is fruit mince - sweet, tangy, spicy and a little bit boozy. This super quick fruit mince recipe will last for a year and tastes delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Sultanas / golden raisins
  • 1 Cup Mixed Dried Fruit
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Rum, Brandy or Sherry
  • 1 Apple, Grated
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground CLoves
  • 1/4 Cup Ground Almonds, optional
  • 1 Lemon, rind and juice

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well combined. Pour into a jar and cover with a lid.

Notes

Sit aside for 1-2 weeks before use for best results. Due to the high sugar content and the alcohol this will store as is for up to a year (or more) in the fridge. If you prefer instead of bought fruit mix you can use your own blend of raisins, currants, glace cherries and mixed peel. You can use a mixture of the alcohols or you can replace it with orange juice if you prefer a non alcoholic fruit mince.

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If you prefer instead of bought fruit mix you can use your own blend of raisins, currants, glace cherries and mixed peel.

You can use a mixture of the alcohols or you can replace it with orange juice if you prefer a non alcoholic fruit mince. – Baking – Desserts – Sweet – Christmas – Cook – Baking – Recipe[/wpurp-searchable-recipe]

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