Preparation Time: XXXXXX Minutes
if you're going to use this mincemeat to make mince pies for Christmas, you'll have to get started at least a month before, as it needs this length of time for the fruits to mature in the rum.
Preparation time : 20 minutesPots used : Large mixing bowl
Cooking time : none
Makes : 2 1/2 lb.
1/4 lb.cooking apples4 oz.suet
1/4 lb.currants1/2 lb.sugar
1/4 lb.sultanas1 teasp.mixed spice
1/4 lb.raisins2 oz.brandy or rum
2 oz.mixed peel
Peel and finely chop the apples. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and cover with a cloth. Leave for 48 hours to allow the fruit to soak up all the liquid. Put in clean jars and seal. Leave to mature for at least one month.