Nothing says Christmas time like juicy mincemeat! Us Hungry Herbivores get far too excited when mince pie season approaches. We hit us Lidl and hunt down those amazing mince pies of theirs. But every now and again we love to create our own luxury mincemeat, which is so much nicer than the store brought sugar filled stuff. We’ve created a zesty mincemeat that can be spooned into mince pies, scooped into ice cream or swirled into desserts. The combination of apples, cranberries, raisins, orange and spices ticks all the festive boxes!
Heres a few reasons you should try a DIY mincemeat this Christmas:
You can make sure “no nasties” get in there
You can really taste the difference! Nothing like fruit bursting in your mouth
Plus you don’t NEED to pack it full of sugar like the supermarkets do! It’s naturally sweet and delicious
You can customize it to whatever you have in! Swap out the cranberries for chopped dried apricots, be adventurous!
Stir in some grated marzipan or chocolate for something more interesting
Gram for gram, you can make it much cheaper than pre made
It’s fun and simple!
We stirred a little brandy into our mincemeat for tradition, but this is optional. Since mincemeat and mince pies are great recipes to make with the kids, we’d recommend you leave it out if they plan to eat them too!
Get your festive kitchen started with some simple luxury mincemeat for perfect vegan mince pies!