Christmas Fruit Mince 3 cups dried currants 1 1/2 cups golden raisins 1 1/2 cups dark raisins 3/4 cup candied peel, chopped 1 pound cooking apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped 2 1/2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon grated zest and juice of 2 lemons 3/4 cup brandy Introduction: Serve this spicy fruit mixture in pies or miniature tarts for Christmas festivities. Prepare the mince well beforehand to ensure full flavor--and to make the pie-making go faster.
Makes about 10 cups. Preparation time: 6 weeks. Cooking time: 30 minutes.
Step 1: In a large bowl, place all the ingredients and mix well to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and leave overnight.
Step 2: Pack the mixture into sterilized jars and close tightly. Leave in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks.
Step 3: Stir the mixture well before using.
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