Recipe for Christmas Mincemeat


    Christmas Mincemenat

    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.