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Slow Cooker Christmas Mincemeat

Add a touch of luxury to your mince pies with my easy to make Slow Cooker Christmas Mincemeat. Vegan & gluten free options in recipe. Rich & deliciously decadent, it's packed with dried fruit, apple, Christmas spices, stem ginger, orange zest, walnuts, suet & Calvados.
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Course: Christmas Baking
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 135
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Sarah James

Equipment

  • A 4 to 6 person slow cooker - I used a 4.7 litre Crockpot
  • A ladle.
  • A jam funnel
  • 6 x 450g (1 lb) clean sterile jam jars with lids
  • Adhesive jam jar labels

Ingredients

  • 500 g Bramley cooking apples
  • 250 g sultanas
  • 250 g raisins
  • 250 g currants
  • 100 g dried cranberries
  • 100 g dried blueberries
  • 150 g mixed peel
  • 75 g chopped walnuts
  • 50 g stem ginger
  • 240 g vegetable suet
  • 300 g soft dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ whole nutmeg approx 2 teaspoons
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 oranges
  • 6 tbsp Optional: Calvados apple brandy or other liqueur

Instructions

  • Peel, core and chop apple into small pieces.
  • Zest and juice oranges and lemons.
  • Add all the ingredients except the apple brandy to your slow cooker and stir well.
  • Pop the slow cooker lid on and cook on low for 3 hours until the suet has completely melted.
  • Stir in the Calvados if using.
  • Ladle into sterilised jars and seal with a lid.
  • Wipe the jars with a warm damp cloth. Label when cold.

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Notes

  • Makes approx 6 x 450g jars. A serving is 1 tablespoon (20g) plenty enough to fill a mince pie.
  • Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • Your Christmas Mincemeat will keep in its sealed jar for up to a year. If you make your mincemeat without the alcohol, it will keep for two months. Once a jar is opened, use within 4 weeks.
  • Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
Serving: 20g | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg