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Gluten Free Mincemeat – My Gluten Free Information

Gluten Free Mincemeat – My Gluten Free Information


I made a decision to attempt my hand at making my very own gluten free mincemeat (to be used in mince pies) at house, and completely beloved the outcome. Superbly balanced, filled with scrumptious dried fruit and slithered almonds, and simply adaptable to fit your private preferences.

I’m not truly a fan of shop-bought mincemeat, as I discover it a bit gloopy and overly candy, which means I’m usually a mince pie dodger at Christmas time. Nonetheless with this mincemeat baked in my home made gluten free mince pies, I’m a complete convert. It’s additionally very easy to make at house.

For these of you who aren’t acquainted with mincemeat, is it fully vegetarian and the title is relatively deceptive! It’s truly a mix of dried fruits, spices, fruit juice/port/brandy (your alternative), recent fruit, butter and nuts. And it’s a particularly conventional and widespread deal with within the UK, discovered because the filling to the nation’s beloved mince pies.

Can I Make This Mincemeat in Advance?

Sure, it’ll truly develop a beautiful depth of flavour as time goes on. Retailer it within the fridge in a sterilised jar for as much as a month. If it appears a bit of dry whenever you come to make use of it, merely add an additional tablespoon of fruit juice/port/brandy to loosen it.

What Makes This Mincemeat Gluten Free?

I’m utilizing butter as a substitute of suet on this recipe, as suet within the UK usually incorporates gluten. Additionally, you will need to test all of your components labels to make sure your nuts and dried fruit don’t harbour sneaky might include warnings.

Can I Make Ingredient Substitutions?

Sure you could be actually versatile with this one. Attempt to preserve the general portions the identical – so if you wish to swap cranberries for dried figs, guarantee you might be nonetheless utilizing 50g. If you’re swapping port for apple juice, nonetheless use 2 tbsp. And so forth.

Gluten Free Mincemeat Recipe

Time for the recipe! You’ll get about 500g of gluten free mincemeat from this recipe (sufficient for 18-24 mince pies, relying how a lot filling you want) – and it’ll preserve effectively within the fridge for a great month if wanted.

For any assist alongside the way in which or if in case you have questions, please do message me on social media (@myglutenfreeguide) or electronic mail me at laura@mygfguide.com.

If you happen to get pleasure from this gluten free mincemeat recipe, please go away a assessment on the recipe card under and unfold the phrase! It makes a world of distinction to me :).

Thanks a lot! Laura xxx

Gluten Free Mincemeat

Yield: Approx 500g mincemeat

Gluten Free Mincemeat

Prep Time:
10 minutes

Complete Time:
10 minutes

A stunning home made gluten free mincemeat, filled with dried fruit, recent fruit, flaked almonds and spices. The proper filling for gluten free mince pies.


  • 100g raisins
  • 50g dried apricots, chopped into small items
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 1 massive apple, grated (pores and skin on and core eliminated)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Juice and zest of 1 orange
  • 60g darkish brown sugar
  • 0.5 tsp floor cinnamon
  • 0.5 tsp floor nutmeg
  • 0.5 tsp floor all spice
  • 0.5 tsp floor ginger
  • 2 tbsp port (or brandy or apple juice)
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • 50g unsalted butter, grated
  • Pinch of salt (I used Maldon salt)


  1. Add all of the components EXCEPT the butter, to a big mixing bowl. Stir to mix.
  2. Scatter within the grated butter and use a fork to combine it by the opposite components, attempt to keep away from it clumping collectively.
  3. That is the mincemeat made! Both use straightaway or retailer within the fridge lined with clingfilm for as much as 24 hours, or in a sterlised jar for as much as a month (preserve within the fridge). This mincemeat is completely scrumptious in my gluten free mince pies recipe, which you may discover linked above.

For extra gluten free Christmas recipe concepts, why not attempt:

Completely happy baking! Laura xxx



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