Christmas mince with blueberries
Photo by Babiche Martens
The Christmas mince, especially, suits being made early as it only gets better with time. I have made it a little differently by replacing the dried sultanas with dried blueberries. The flavour is sharper, which I prefer, and the dried blueberries soften and add a pleasant texture to the mince. Spooned into sterilised jars, this can be given as a gift as is or put on the shelf and used to make tarts to give as pressies. Makes 3 cups.
|1||Granny Smith apple|
|100 g||Butter, chilled and grated|
|¾ cup||Currants, finely chopped|
|¾ cup||Dried blueberries, finely chopped|
|½ cup||Raisins, finely chopped|
|¼ cup||Dried apricots, finely chopped|
|¼ cup||Mixed peel, finely chopped|
|½ cup||Ground almonds|
|½ cup||Brown sugar|
|1||Lemon, freshly zested and juiced|
|½ tsp||Ground nutmeg|
|½ tsp||Ground cinnamon|
|½ tsp||Ground cardamom|
- Peel, core and grate the apple.
- Put into a bowl with the remaining ingredients.
- Mix well, spoon into sterilised jars, then seal.