Homemade Mincemeat Recipe

Homemade Mincemeat Recipe - Roseyhome - food, recipe, mincemeat recipe, christmas, edible gift


Dare I say it? I never used to be a fan of mince pies!

I find some shop bought mince pies can taste quite strongly of alcohol and I personally don’t like the taste.

Homemade mincemeat, however and I’m there!

My Nan and I have made this mincemeat a few times over the years. We normally make a big batch as the mincemeat lasts years and just gets better with age. The mincemeat tastes so fresh and citrus. I just love it and I think it makes the very best mince pies.

Here is the recipe so you can try it too…


Homemade Mincemeat Recipe - Roseyhome - food, recipe, mincemeat recipe, christmas, edible gifts



225g Suet

350g Grated Apple

200g Chopped Dates

900g Mixed Fruit

250g Currants

2tsp Mixed Spice

2 Lemons (Zest and Juice)

115g Dark Muscovado Sugar

225g Golden Caster Sugar


This recipe makes enough mixture for 6 Jars.



  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and stir them together.
  2. Spoon the mincemeat mixture into jars.
  3. Can be enjoyed straight away but best left to mature for 2 weeks


The Mincemeat can be stored in a cool dark cupboard for years, I have kept it for up to 3!


Homemade Mincemeat Recipe - Roseyhome - food, recipe, mincemeat recipe, christmas, edible gift


You can take a look at a Homemade Mincemeat Recipe Video Starring Rosalie and Nanna on my Youtube Channel.

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  • Reply
    Rebecca | AAUBlog
    6th December 2016 at 12:28 PM

    oh yum, I love mince pies. I’ve not made my own mincemeat, though – love this idea! x

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      7th December 2016 at 9:52 AM

      It’s definitely worth a try. It makes the most gorgeous mince pies! xx

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    Hannah | Make, Do & Push!
    6th December 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Yum! We’ve just made mince pies today 🙂 not with homemade mincemeat though sadly xx

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      7th December 2016 at 9:53 AM

      Aww, They won’t last long, or they don’t in my house! Try it on your next batch xx

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    Kerry Norris
    6th December 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Oooh i didn’t know it could be kept that long. Think I’ll have a go at making this x

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      7th December 2016 at 9:54 AM

      It’s so easy Kerry, and your mince pies will be delicious! xx

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    Vikki Holness
    7th December 2016 at 1:09 PM

    I absolutely detest mince pies, i don’t know why or what it is in particular i don’t like, but i just can’t stomach them. The boys on the other hand absolutely love them so i will definitely be giving this recipe a try. xx

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    7th December 2016 at 2:48 PM

    I hate mine pies lol So you are not alone. Same for Christmas pudding and Christmas cake. haha

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      8th December 2016 at 9:09 AM

      YES!! I don’t like Christmas cake or Christmas pudding either. You should give this mincemeat a try it’s really quite nice xx

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    7th December 2016 at 4:29 PM

    I LOVE Christmas coz you can officially have mince pies!! My Mum use to make ours every year.

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      8th December 2016 at 9:11 AM

      We have gone through rather a lot already! I’m looking forward to making some this year xx

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    Kaz & Ickle Pickle (@IcklePicklex)
    7th December 2016 at 9:04 PM

    I like mince pies, but don’t love them! This looks good though – lovely gift idea too! Kaz x

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      8th December 2016 at 9:25 AM

      You should definitely give this mincemeat a try, they are sooo much nicer! I’m becoming a convert after these xxx

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    Mrs H
    8th December 2016 at 11:21 PM

    I think this is the first mincemeat recipe that I have ever seen. It looks yummy. And I am sure it makes the best mince pies. Plus, you can put it in pretty jars and give it as a present. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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      12th December 2016 at 11:59 AM

      Yes! I have given a way a few jars too. Although I think my friends are secretly cursing me as now they have to make their own mince pies instead of buying them, he he. They’ll thank me later xx

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