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Mince pies with Instant Chocolate Mincemeat

Instant Chocolate Mincemeat

Janice Pattie
This is mincemeat that you can mix up quickly using any mixture of dried fruits and nuts you have in your cupboard, the addition of some chopped chocolate, adds a lovely richness to the fruit mixture
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course preserves
Cuisine British
Servings 12


  • weighing scales
  • bowl
  • spoon
  • grater
  • Lemon squeezer
  • knife


  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1 Apple dessert
  • 50 g sultanas
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 50 g prunes chopped
  • 50 g raisins
  • 1 tbsp brandy
  • 100 g dark brown sugar
  • 60 g vegetable suet
  • 50 g dark chocolate chopped
  • 1 tbsp pistaschio nuts chopped


  • Put the zest and lemon juice in a bowl, grate the apple including the skin, into the juice.
  • Add all the other ingredients and stir.
  • Store in a lidded jar in the fridge until ready to use.


You can use any dried fruit and any nuts you like in this Instant Chocolate Mincemeat recipe. 
You can also leave out the chocolate and add additional dreid fruit to make a more traditional instant mincemat.