Merry Christmas! Mincemeat Recipe with Cup Conversions

Merry Christmas! Since I’ve had a few days off for the holidays, my sister and I had time to try out the mincemeat recipe from the Frugal Feeding blog that I posted a little while back. I realized that all the measurements are in grams. I decided to post the recipe with conversions to cup measurements since I’m guessing most of my readers are in the US. This should make it a little easier for you to try this recipe out!


3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup candied fruit peel
1/3 cup glace (candied) cherries
1 apple – chopped, leave peel on
zest of 1 orange
juice of 1 lemon
4 tbsp brandy
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp mixed spice (most similar to pumpkin pie spice in the US)


  • Finely chop all of the fruit.
  • Place the fruit in a mixing bowl and add the orange zest, lemon juice, sugar, and spices. Mix well. Add the brandy to taste. Use at least 4 tbsp, but you can use more if desired. The alcohol helps the mixture keep longer.
  • Cover the bowl and let it sit for 3 days, stirring each day so the fruit evenly absorbs all the alcohol. You then have mincemeat ready to become a pie! Ours still has one more day to soak, so we’ll be baking it tomorrow!

Frugal Feeding Blog – Homemade Mincemeat Recipe

I just wanted to do a quick post to share a recipe by a fellow food blogger that reminds me of my childhood. It’s a recipe for vegan mincemeat. My mom used to make mincemeat pies when I was younger, but I haven’t had one in years. I think I may have to try out this recipe! I remember liking it as a kid, and it would be fun to make one this year.

The blog that it comes from is called Frugal Feeding and you should check it out. He posts a lot of recipes that look really good! I’m often left feeling inspired after reading his posts. It’s not a vegan blog, but a lot of the recipes can be easily made vegan.

Traditionally mincemeat would contain beef suet and some sort of beef roast or steak, but this recipe is a vegan friendly version. It’s a British tradition to have mincemeat pie around Christmas or New Years. There’s apparently also a lot of history and traditions surrounding mincemeat or “mince pies”, which I didn’t know about.

I’m wondering if a lot of people in the US still make mincemeat pies? I know my family used to, but it’s not something you hear about often here. Thanks for posting the recipe Frugal Feeding!