Mincemeat is a fantastically traditional ingredient in so many wintry recipes! It’s full of deliciously rich and sweet fruity flavors, and for many is one of the defining tastes of the colder months.
Whether you’re making your own mincemeat, or using store bought – such as None Such mincemeat – you’ll likely want some great recipes. Well, here are 15 of the absolute best ways that you can use your mincemeat!
1. Apple Mincemeat Pie
Of course a mincemeat pie is going to be delicious – especially if you’re using None Such Mincemeat for your recipe, as with this delicious way to make a great tasting traditional apple mincemeat pie!
If you’re a fan of deliciously tart Granny Smith apples, then this recipe is going to be a treat for you, as you’ll bake three of them cut into slices for this delicious pie. Whether you prefer their Classic Original Mincemeat, or None Such Brandy and Rum Mincemeat, you’ll still find that this recipe makes a delicious treat! So easy to make too – prepared in 10 minutes, and baked in 35!
2. Mincemeat Loaf Cake Recipe
As the author says, this is a great recipe if you’ve got some leftover mincemeat – but it’s also such a great recipe that you’ll be sure to make or buy some just to get to make and eat this delicious mincemeat loaf cake.
You’ll need very simple ingredients for this recipe too, making it so easy to make. You’ll need low fat spread, caster sugar, eggs, self raising flour, mincemeat, raisins, and a few spoonfuls of milk – it’s likely you’ve already got at least some of these, and if not, they’re all really easy to get. Really easy to work with too – meaning that this recipe is so easy to make!
3. Orange Spice Muffins
Orange is such a delicious flavor on its own, of course, but when it’s paired with a great tasting mincemeat, it’s even better! They add layers of deliciousness to each other – as you’ll find out when you make these delicious orange spice muffins!
You’ll need half a cup of orange juice for this recipe, as well as a tablespoon of grated orange peel. These both combine with the None Such Classic Original Condensed Mincemeat to make a delicious tasting batch of muffins – 18 of them! You’ll have the whole thing done in just over half an hour – and you can serve these delicious muffins warm!
4. Grandma’s Homemade Mincemeat Recipe
This recipe for a really old and traditional mincemeat pie is a bit different from a lot of more modern recipes – thanks to the more traditional way of making and using mincemeat! Unlike many more modern mincemeats, the one you’ll use in this recipe is a bit more, well, meaty – thanks to the 4 pounds of either venison, elk, or beef that you’ll use to make it!
It’s an extremely rich recipe, full of great spices and flavors. You’ll need to give yourself a good amount of time to get this one right, however – it’ll take around three hours to make this recipe!
5. Pear & Mincemeat Crumble Cake
For a fantastic twist on a traditional recipe, why not try out this great idea – pear and mincemeat crumble cake? It tastes amazing, of course – the pears really add something special and unique to this already great tasting cake.
You’ll only need a small amount of mincemeat – around 6 tablespoons – as the intention is to just add little pockets of mincemeat throughout the mixture, instead of using it as a filling. Serve with warm custard for an amazingly relaxing winter treat!
6. Paul Hollywood’s Mince Pies
Fans of The Great British Bake Off are going to absolutely love the provenance of this recipe, as it comes directly from Paul Hollywood! And, of course, everybody who likes a mince pie will adore the delicious tasting mince pies that you’ll make using it.
You’ll need two 14 oz jars of mincemeat for this recipe, as well as 2 tangerines and one apple. These extra bits of fruit are absolutely key to the delicious flavor of this recipe – the zest from the tangerine adding a delicious citric tartness to the mincemeat! In just around an hour, you’ll have 12 to 14 delicious deep mince pies!
7. Old Time Mincemeat Pie
This is a fantastic recipe for a really hearty, traditional mincemeat pie! You’ll absolutely have to prepare part of this recipe well in advance if you’re making your own homemade mincemeat – you’ll need at least a week for all of the delicious flavor to fully reach its potential!
However, once you’ve prepared and cooked this delicious mincemeat pie, you’ll of course find that it was well worth the wait! It’s an absolutely fantastic recipe, and you’ll get 8 filling servings out of it – and you’ll have a whole week to send out the dinner invitations too!
8. Old-Fashioned Mincemeat Pie Recipe from 1798
If you’re looking for a truly traditional recipe that’ll teach you how to make a really authentically classic mince pie, then you’ll probably not find many recipes that have the distinction of being this old, and therefore this authentic!
This recipe is from American Cookery by Amelia Simmons and is taken from the 1798 edition of her book (which is the first American cookbook) – but it can actually be found in the reprinted version of the earlier 1796 edition too).
As such, it’s about as traditional as it’s possible to get – and yet, for such an old recipe this is still a recipe written by a forward-thinking cook, who tells you “As people differ in their tastes, they may alter to their wishes.” – meaning that you can feel free to experiment and create something new from this classic recipe!
9. Streusel-Topped Coffee Cake
This isn’t just a great tasting coffee cake recipe – it’s a great tasting coffee cake that’s also topped with a delicious homemade streusel! It’ll only take you an hour to make this recipe too.
All you’ll need to make the delicious topping for this fantastic cake is a few simple ingredients. Half a cup of dense brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, a tablespoon and a half of ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of cold butter, and half a cup of chopped nuts of your choice. Mix them all together according to the recipe and you’re made a delicious topping for an already great tasting cake.
10. Mincemeat Bran Muffins
If you’re a fan of bran, then you likely have some bran flakes as part of your morning breakfast routine! In which case, great news, as you’ll already have one of the ingredients for these delicious mincemeat bran muffins.
They taste fantastic, of course – helped along by your favorite delicious mincemeat, such as None Such Classic Original Condensed Mincemeat, as recommended by this recipe.
Once you’ve made your mixture (which should take around half an hour, including 20 minutes for the mixture to rest), then 3/4 fill your muffin cups and bake until golden brown – so easy!
11. Mincemeat & Almond Cake
There are a few key ingredients here that are essential for making the most out of this delicious recipe! It’s all about the mincemeat, of course, but without the delicious flaked almonds, the almond extract, and the orange zest, this recipe just wouldn’t have quite the same fantastic flavor!
It’ll take you only around an hour at most to make this fantastic mincemeat almond cake. Make sure to let it cool after you take it out of the oven, of course! You can keep it for around 4 days in an airtight container too – but it’s so delicious it might well not last that long.
12. Borden’s None Such Mincemeat Cookies
Oh-so-simple, and yet extremely tasty, this is a fantastic recipe that’ll teach you how to make a fantastic tasting batch of delicious mincemeat cookies. They’ll be classically rich and sweet, with a really amazing traditional flavor. Even better if you’re using your favorite mincemeat, such as None Such Mincemeat!
You’ll barely need any time at all to make these cookies, either. The prep is done in around 10 minutes, and with another 12 minutes to bake you’ll be almost ready to eat them – just remember to let them cool a little after you take them out of the oven, as they’ll be hot!
13. Little Mince Pie Cakes
Both a mince pie, and a mincemeat cake, these fantastic treats might be a little confusing to describe – but when it comes to taste, they’re definitely the best of both worlds! They use cake mix instead of the traditional pastry that’d be used for mince pies – but they’re still filled with your favorite delicious mincemeat, just like a mince pie.
So delicious, and so easy to make – these are a fantastic alternative to traditional mince pies! You’ll have a lot of fun with this fantastic recipe.
14. Mince Pie Crumble Traybake
If you’re looking for a really deliciously relaxing treat to make, then you’ll absolutely love how these easy to make mince pie crumble slices make you feel – they’re perfect for kicking back and relaxing with, thanks to the great tasting winter flavors!
You’ll need to put in a little bit of work – expect around 20 minutes hands on time, and another 30 minutes to bake – but once these are done, it’s time to enjoy them!
15. Glazed Mincemeat Cookies
These cookies aren’t just great tasting, but they look great too, thanks to the deliciously simple glaze that you’ll make from powdered sugar and orange juice. Or, of course, you can use lemon juice, according to your taste. Either way, you’ll make a great tasting sweet glaze with an extra tartness that you can only get from citrus fruits!
They’re really quick and easy to make – you’ll need less than half an hour to prepare and make this entire batch of cookies! Good thing that this recipe makes a large batch of 60, as they’re so delicious that they’ll be eaten even quicker than you can make them!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Mincemeat Contain Meat?
Most mincemeat nowadays doesn’t contain meat, but traditionally, it did – and there are still some recipes that will show you how to make mincemeat using both meats and fruits.
Most mincemeat is still made using suet, an animal product, however – meaning that mincemeat often isn’t vegetarian or vegan friendly.
What Is In Mincemeat?
Mincemeat is usually made with chopped dried fruit, various spices, strong alcoholic spirits, suet, and sometimes still with beef and venison – although using actual meat is much less common now.
What Can I Make With Mincemeat?
Pies, cakes, cookies – and if you’re using mincemeat made with meat, then heartier dishes that could be a main course too! It’s a very versatile ingredient!
Hopefully you’ve found some fantastic tasting recipes here – there are plenty of fantastic foods and desserts that you can make!
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