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Food glossary

Mincemeat

Mincemeat

Often associated with Christmas (due to the popularity of mince pies) mincemeat is a sweet mixture of dried fruits, apples, sugar, suet, nuts and flavourings.

Uses: In mince pies and tarts. Mincemeat combines particularly well in pies, pastries and tarts with apples and pears. Stir a little mincemeat into fruit mixtures for crumbles and bakes.

To store: Keep in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.