Mince pies

Ingredients List

  • 250g cooking apples
  • 100g suet (vegetable or other)
  • 400g mix of dried fruit, raisins, sultanas
  • 200g dark muscovado or molasses sugar
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 25g toasted sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • nutmeg
  • 75ml brandy to preference


  1. add suet, dried fruit, sugar, nuts and spices into a large bowl
  2. peel and and core the apples, grate them into the bowl
  3. grate zest of orange and lemon into bowl, then squeeze out juice of both into mixture
  4. mix throughly
  5. simmer in a pan for ten minutes, then let cool
  6. add brandy and transfer to an in airtight container in the fridge
  7. Oven at 200 bake for 10-15 minutes

Notes & thoughts