Gluten and Dairy Free Mince Pies

Cakes & BakingServes 10

RECIPE TITLE: Golden mincemeat INTRO SENTENCE: This recipe is perfect for guests who don't like dark dried fruit such as raisins or currants. It makes enough for 2 large (900g) jars. METHOD: 1. Mix everything together, spoon into sterilised jars and top with a little more brandy. 2. Seal tightly with screw-on lids, then store or use in your recipes straight away. TIP: You can sterilise jam jars by placing them in the oven at 140°C for 10 minutes. Wash the lids in soapy water, rinse well, and allow to dry before use. PREP TIME 10 minutes READY 10 minutes MAKES 2 large (900g) jars WHEEL INFO One 40g serving provides: Calories – 81 (amber) Fat – 0.6g (green) Sat fat – 0.1g (green) Salt – 0.1g (green) Total sugars – 17.9g (red)


500g ‘yellow’ mixed dried fruit, roughly chopped (this recipe uses 150g soft dried mangoes, 150g dried sour cherries and 200g soft dried apricots; other dried fruits such as peaches are also good if you can find them)
3 dessert apples, peeled, cored and finely diced (about 500g unprepared weight)
150-200g mixed peel
1 tsp Taste the Difference Valencian orange extract
1 tsp Taste the Difference Sicilian lemon extract
¾ tsp ground cloves
¾ tsp ground nutmeg by Sainsbury’s
¾ tsp Fairtrade ground cinnamon by Sainsbury’s
150g Sainsbury’s Fairtrade light brown soft sugar
125ml brandy or rum, plus more to top up