Homemade Mincemeat

Homemade Mincemeat

This recipe for homemade gluten and wheat free mincemeat will make around 24 mince pies or one large pie. Making your own mincemeat doesn’t take long and the results are worth every minute.


  • 50g grated apple
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 60ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 170g sultanas
  • 75g dried apricots
  • 75g dried currants
  • 75g dried cranberries
  • 50g dried dates
  • 75g dried blueberries
  • 75g chopped almonds
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


Serves: 24

Diet: Gluten and Wheat Free

Cuisine: British

Type: Treats


Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 0 mins

Place all the ingredients in the food processor with the chopping blade and blitz for a few seconds. Personally, I don’t like it smooth, I rather like to see the pieces of fruit and nuts.

Adjust the spices and add more syrup to sweeten, if you feel it’s necessary. Place in a clean bowl and cover and keep it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

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