Quick No-Suet Mincemeat

Mincemeat macaron

The other day on Instagram I was given the prompt, #StirupSunday. It was on 20 November, traditionally the day that good British home cooks get stirring the Christmas pudding and top it up with more Brandy. My girls are absolutely nuts about mincemeat and mince pies, but somehow I’ve never managed to appreciate them – all because I don’t like suet.

Then, as if by magic, Hester Casey of Alchemy in the Kitchen had a lovely mincemeat recipe – just in time! She uses butter (Amen!) and so I played with it, making a batch first then another batch which was adapted, using more orange and apple. And, dare I say, added a wee bit more Brandy to it.

Now, the only thing is that I’m not the greatest mince pie fan either. So I’m making a batch of macarons for Christmas with this gorgeous festive nectar and have a recipe for something different coming up next for you!

As this uses butter instead of suet, this is suitable for vegetarians.

quick no-suet mincemeat recipe

Throw all ingredients in the pot and simmer away for about an hour!