The short answer is no! Just been in and reworked recipe. Note: If you're going to use your mincemeat soon after making it instead of storing it long-term, you still need to use the suet when making this recipe. and if you have time to make your own Homemade Mincemeat then all the better. This mincemeat recipe is perfect for When Christmas is around the corner and the shops are awash with Christmas things and it is time to put our Christmas baking hats on! This is a wonderfully funny story! Then check these out before you go; Figgy pudding fruit paste for cheeseboard, Dried fruits and nuts preserved in whisky, Homemade vegetarian mince pies with extra fun fillings. Stir and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes. Anyhoo, back to the more relevant thought – no added sugar or suet. Dice the apples and cut apricots small to roughly the size of the raisins. Thanks for the explanation. Then, as if by magic, Hester Casey of Alchemy in the Kitchen had a lovely mincemeat recipe – just in time! There’s no added sugar or suet in this recipe! Now toasting the nuts is actually important so don’t just skip it. That’s pre-Easter! In the 17 th century, the meat was replaced by suet (beef or mutton fat). Want more Larder Love? Kilner jars can be used too - make sure that the rubber seals are new & not perished! The richer you were the more spices you could afford. I love mince pies. Remove from the heat and leave it to become completely cold. To prepare the rest of the mincemeat for storing put a lid on the pot and place in an oven pre-heated … This suet free easy homemade mincemeat is packed full of apples and dried fruit. Hang a gift label and a scone, cookie or pie cutter from the ribbon - the same size as your mince pie tin shapes and you have a great home-made gift for someone! There isn’t even much of that so this vegetarian mincemeat is totally refined sugar-free. For strict vegetarians the butter or suet can be substituted with vegetarian suet. I prefer to make a suet-free mincemeat and simply use melted butter instead. And although you can buy vegetarian suet these days, I prefer not to use suet in my recipe as I don't like the oiliness it gives the mincemeat and it detracts from the flavour of the fruit and alcohol. Or, you can make a mix of the following: 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 … I’ll amend recipe to make this clear, sorry about that. This is a real treat and is just wonderful served warmed up as an accompaniment for a really good vanilla ice-cream. The use of spices like clove, nutmeg, mace, and cinnamon was common in late medieval and renaissance meat dishes. Joanne says: November 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm . A classic from Mrs Beeton's. These early recipes included vinegar and wine, but by the 18th century, distilled spirits, frequently brandy, were being used instead. Hi, I live in Spain and want to make mincemeat but cannot get shredded suet, can you suggest a substitute. Another thing not in ready supply here. I am looking forward to making this and have all the ingredients apart from the 65g of something. Nowadays, we traditionally make mincemeat far in advance of the festive season, so that it can mature in flavour. My 'Christmas in a jar' recipe today is a great recipe for a fat-free mincemeat, packed with vine fruits, citrus peel, nuts and apples and generously laced with brandy, it’s a family recipe and is absolutely divine! 250g currants. I haven’t tried it, but you may also be able to make a fat free mincemeat recipe without the suet or butter. 65g mixed peel. Mincemeat is a mixture of chopped dried fruit, distilled spirits and spices, and sometimes beef suet, beef, or venison.Originally, mincemeat always contained meat. Hettie Potter’s suet-free mincemeat Makes about 2kg. Vegetarian/Vegan Mincemeat Recipe. 85 %. English recipes from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries describe mincemeat as a fermented mixture of meat and fruit used as a pie filling. Hang on, there is also a shed load of sugar in there too. It's the alcohol that keeps this mincemeat, so if you want a non-alcoholic version, I have a traditional suet mincemeat recipe posted, which does not need much if any alcohol - Recipe #257241. The purpose of the suet is not only to preserve the mincemeat for long-term storage. Mince pies were originally made using meat (hence the name) and in fact at Christmas time they were oblong and called coffins and had a baby Jesus on top made from the pastry. K, […] Very merry mincemeat from Larder Love […], Your email address will not be published. What does that refer to? I doubt anyone on this side of the pond would know that or any of the other fascinating bits of information you have in your head!! Measure all of the ingredients except the alcohol into a large pan. My family always said if it doesn’t contain meat in the recipe, it is a mince or minced pie; only when it contains meat is it mincemeat. OMGosh! … Learn how your comment data is processed. Whichever hooch you prefer. The GF pastry crust you made to go with the mincemeat looks great too. So, question #1, what is the “booze” you would use? Updated: 15:00 EST, 26 November 2011 . Check out this recipe for my marvelous marvelous mince pies with this, you’ll love them! Thanks for pointing this out. I have changed the recipe programmer and there have been some glitches. These early recipes included vinegar and wine, but by the 18th century, distilled spirits, frequently brandy, were being used instead. Ask a question. You also need to look out for butter and milk in the pastry ingredients list for mince pies. Combine apple, sultanas, sugar, currants, raisins, and butter in a saucepan. All a tad macabre compared to nowadays when we have this fruit based mixture for simple little tarts and pies with no hacking into crusts depicting Jesus! and if you have time to make your own Homemade Mincemeat then all the better. The only alteration I made was to add cranberries.