Vegetarian Mincemeat

Vegetarian Mincemeat

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For wholefood Christmas mince pies, make the pastry with wholemeal (whole grain) flour and fill them with this delicious, moist suet-free mincemeat. It will keep for up to 6 months and fills about three 450 g (1 lb) jars.
Calories: 2924


  • 3/4 lb fairly sharp eating tart apples
  • 1 tbls whole candied peel candied fruit (candied fruit)
  • 2 tbls almonds
  • 1/4 lb green seedless grapes
  • 1/2 lb raisins
  • 1/2 lb currants
  • 1/4 lb sultanas golden raisins (white raisins (muscats)
  • grated rind and juice 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • little freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 lb Barbados brown (brown) sugar
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 8 tbls brandy
  • accompaniments you may need these
  • Mince Pies with Homemade Mince Meat


  • Peel, core and finely chop the apples.
  • Finely chop the candied peel.
  • Blanch and split the almonds and cut them into fine slivers.
  • Halve and seed the grapes.
  • Put them all into a large bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients.
  • Mix well and pack the mixture into sterilized jam jars.
Calories: 2924 kcal
Carbohydrates: 615 g
Protein: 26 g
Fat: 36g
Saturated Fat: 16 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Sodium: 371 mg
Potassium: 5615 mg
Fiber: 47 g
Sugar: 373 g
Vitamin A: 2357 IU
Vitamin C: 69 mg
Calcium: 544 mg
Iron: 19 mg
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