Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without mince pies. They are a must at that time of year. In my opinion a shop bought mince pie will never cut it and jarred mincemeat is never as good as homemade. It is worth the effort!
This is a very light mincemeat loaded with fruit, nuts, brandy and its made without fat. It's also vegan friendly. This recipe yields a very large batch that should get you through the festive season. It will keep well for quite some time in the fridge thanks to the booze and sugar, but you can also freeze some if you don't think you're going to use it all.
20ml lemon juice
75g dried cranberries
6g ground ginger
6g ground cinnamon
6g ground cloves
675g cooking apples (Bramley or similar)
175g dark muscovado sugar