Fruity fat-free mincemeat
This mincemeat is packed full of dried fruits cooked with chopped apples and
cider to give a fresh, fruity flavour. It contains no suet or other fat so
is perfect for people on low-fat diets.
Makes about 1.4kg, is15 calories a teaspoon.
200ml dry cider, 225g soft brown sugar,1 kg Bramley or other cooking apples,
peeled. cored and chopped, 1 tsp ground mixed spice, 1/2 tsp ground
cinnamon, 225g (8oz) seedless raisins, 125g sultanas, 125g currants, 500
chopped mixed peel, 1 small orange, grated rind and juice.
Heat the cider and sugar in a large pan until the sugar has dissolved. Add
all of the remaining ingredients. Partly cover, then simmer gently for 40-60
minutes or until the apples are pulpy and most of the liquid has been
absorbed. Spoon into clean, warm jars. Cover.