Christmas Fruit Mince

Submitted by Chris Stanton

Christmas Fruit Mince

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Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours


  • 450g peeled, cored, chopped, cooking apples (about 3 apples with a tart flavour)
  • 115g chopped, candied peel
  • 115g washed and chopped, glace cherries
  • 115g chopped, ready to eat apricots
  • 115g chopped, blanched almonds
  • 150ml brandy ( keep half for end of cooking) Can be omitted if want
  • 225g currants
  • 225g sultanas
  • 450g seedless raisons
  • 225g soft dark brown sugar
  • 225g suet
  • grated zest and juice of 2 lemons and 2 oranges
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon all spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • half teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg (can be omitted)


  • Add all ingredients to Slow cooker BUT only half of the brandy.
  • Cook on HIGH for one hour..... then cook on LOW for a further hour. Stir and turn off.
  • When contents of slow cooker are cooked and cooled stir in rest of brandy
  • Spoon into sterilised jars.
  • Will keep for up to a year but once a jar is opened will keep for about 2 weeks.

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