Use this for making English Mince Pies.
3 large red dessert apples, cored and chopped
8 ounces raisins
8 ounces currants
8 ounces sultanas
4 ounces fresh dates, stoned and chopped
2 ounces blanched almonds, chopped
1/4 pint brandy or sherry
Mix apples, raisins, sultanas, currants and chop finely in a food processor. Pour into a large bowl.
Liquidize dates, nuts and brandy or sherry. Mix into apple mixture. Pour into clean glass jars, cover, and leave for 3 weeks before using. To make mince pies, use your favorite pastry recipe.
Yields 2 pounds.