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!