Fruit Mince

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  • 150g each of apricots,raisins,currents,sultanas,dried pineapple,candied peel
  • 100g glace cherries
  • 3 grated apples
  • finely grated rind and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp almond essence
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 6 Tbsp rum or brandy or 4 Tbsp orange liqueur


Mince the apricots,raisins,sultanas and dried pineapple

Mix the minced fruit with all the remaining ingredients.

If keeping,bottle and seal the mince in sterilised jars,or freeze it.

The flavour will improve if made well ahead.A generous dash of spirits adds to it's keeping qualities.


The recipe above has been supplied by a member of the public and has not been individually tested by Helen Jackson. Helen Jackson does not accept any liability in relation to publication of this recipe.

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