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This will have more character than anything you can buy at a supermarket, for your Mince Pies. If you put it in sterilised jars, it will keep for months in a cool place and further improve.
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For 8 greedy people:
180gr/6 oz Beef or Vegetable ‘Suet’
180gr/6 oz Currants
180gr/6 oz Raisins
180gr/6 oz Sultanas
2 dessert Apples, peeled, cored and finely-chopped
180gr/6 oz Brown Sugar
90gr/3 oz Chopped Mixed Peel
90gr/3 oz Chopped Blanched Almonds
the grated rind of 1 Lemon
½ teaspoon (2ml) Mixed Spice
2 tablespoons (30ml) Brandy
1.Mix all the ingredients together and put them through a mincer, or give them a few whirls in a food processor on pulse.
2.Store in sterilised jars until needed.