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Nan's Fruit Mince-fat free
« on: November 16, 2008, 08:10:28 am »
Nan's Fruit Mince

Ingredients
1/2 cup dry cider
140g brown sugar
500g tart apples-peeled and cored
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
pinch cinnamon
125g raisins
65g sultanas
65g currants
30g glace cherries-halved
40g almonds or hazelnuts
grated rind and juice of half an orange
1 tablespoon brandy or rum

1. Chop the almonds  on turbo, just pulse them as you don't want almond meal. Remove.
2. Peel and core the apples (you can use them with the peel and core)  and cut into chunks. Place in the thermomix on speed 3 for 1-2 seconds. The apple needs to stay in small pieces. Remove.
3. Heat cider and brown sugar for 1 minute on 50 degrees at slow speed.
4. Add all the other ingredients except brandy.
5. Cook on 100 degrees and slow speed, reverse for approximately 20 minutes. You will need to stir the mixture with a spatula a couple of times as the fruit sinks to the bottom. The time may be a little less or more depending on the juice in the apple. You want to cook the mixture until most of the liquid has been absorbed. As suggested by Thermomixer,rehabs put the basket on the lid to help evaporation.
6. Add the brandy and mix for 5 seconds on soft speed.
7. Pour the fruit mince into hot, sterilised jars.
When cool store in the fridge for up to 6 months.


This is delicious in fruit mince pies or over icecream or even stirred through icecream.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2016, 01:58:25 am by cookie1 »
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Re: Nan's Fruit Mince-fat free
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008, 10:53:40 pm »
Well done cookie1 - it sounds delicious.  Our first xmas recipe actually published.

It may pay to try  :-: when cooking the mince for the 20 mins to keep the apple chunks etc from recuing too much in size?

Also, I think you would have left the measuring cup out of the lid?  You can place the basket over the hole to prevent spatter.

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Re: Nan's Fruit Mince-fat free
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008, 02:51:14 am »
Thanks Thermomixer.  I did try the  :-: but the machine seemed to clunk, so I put it back on soft. I also tried the MC off and couldn't make up my mind as the fruit absorbs lots of the moisture, so I guess that is an optional thing.
My Mum always made this fruit mince so it has memories. (hence the name)  It doesn't last long at our house.  It is my first adaption of a tried and true recipe.
The mixture had a little moisture left in it when I removed it, but the fruit absorbed it as it cooled. We all had it on icecream last night.
Loving my thermomix and I think I've persuaded 2 friends to purchase them. (One is to be a Christmas gift from her husband)
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Re: Nan's Fruit Mince-fat free
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2008, 03:54:35 am »
Good work with the sale pitch.  You may need to become a consultant - or ask baf65 for a commission.

My machine often clunks when I put it on  :-:, sometimes putting the speed up helps. Sometimes it makes it angrier.  :-[

Looks like you have the same problems as in our house - the mince is supposed to sit for a while to allow the flavours to meld, mellow and mature.  Looks like you'll be making afew batches before Christmas - hide some at the back of the fridge.  ;)
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Re: Nan's Fruit Mince-fat free
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008, 04:00:35 am »
Ohh yum... i will deffinatly try this one.

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Re: Nan's Fruit Mince-fat free
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2014, 07:33:34 pm »
Bumping for Chookie ;D
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Re: Nan's Fruit Mince-fat free
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2014, 05:21:34 am »
This is so easy and so nice. I used dried cranberries instead of raisins.  Not too sweet.

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Re: Nan's Fruit Mince-fat free
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2014, 05:25:09 am »
With the left over pastry I made 3 small mince pies.

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Re: Nan's Fruit Mince-fat free
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2014, 11:52:00 am »
Thanks Chookie. It keeps for ever too. I finished last year's about a month ago. I had it on icecream.  ;D
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