Here’s a recipe for Vegan Mincemeat I made last year & we loved.
I held off making it alcohol free (the alcohol is cooked off during the process, leaving that lovely brandy marinated fruit flavour 😉).
However, I have made alcohol free mincemeat before, with cranberry or pomegranate juice to replace the alcohol quantity & it is nice too should you prefer.
So here’s the recipe, which is actually rather good 👍🏻
🤶🏻75g Mejool dates, chopped small
🤶🏻75g dried Cranberries
🤶🏻6 dried Figs, chopped
🤶🏻1-2 Apples, peeled and grated
🤶🏻 Juice of half of a Lemon
🤶🏻Juice and zest of 1/2 Orange
🤶🏻90mL Brandy or other
Your choice of seasonal spices. I used:
🤶🏻1tsp Garam Masala as I don’t have ground cloves & allspice; it surprisingly worked well 🤗
🤶🏻1/4tsp ground nutmeg
🤶🏻1 tsp cinnamon
Put all ingredients in a saucepan & simmer down for 5-10mins, until the liquid has been absorbed & the fruit plump.
* If you want a more boozy mincemeat, add the alcohol after you have heated the ingredients.
Allow it to cool a little (as to not burn yourself) and then add to sterilised jam jars with good lids.
Once cool store in cool cupboard it fridge. Once opened, store in fridge.
Mine lasted a fortnight; not because of shelf life, but because we’d eaten it all. It may well last longer.