Nice and light and sticky – that’s how I describe my home-made mincemeat. You can actually taste everything in the pie – it’s lovely and soft not crunchy like some can be. Shop-bought pies can be good, but a lot of them often taste bland and too much like they’re all the same. I put whatever I like into my filling as I am in charge! I have to say I like to add brandy in the beginning – this way my mince pies don’t turn out wet and soggy, but everyone has their own preference in terms of dryness and texture.
I love this time of the year, and like any celebration we get all excited. I love all the decorations, but most of all I love-making all kinds of cakes, mince pies, Christmas puddings, and of course, Christmas cake. I can’t wait to make mince pies with this beautiful recipe. I am confident that this way of making the filling will not disappoint anyone! I always have a lovely time preparing this recipe – oh! – don’t forget to have glass of mulled wine nearby…… I am saying this with a smile, enjoy!
Here’s the recipe :