Cranberry Mincemeat – We Heart Local BC

Cranberry Mincemeat

Cranberry Mincemeat

BC Cranberry Marketing Commission
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  • 3 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup cranberry cocktail
  • 2/3 cup golden raisins
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup mixed peel
  • 1 cup golden sugar
  • 1/2 cup suet, finely ground
  • 2 Tbsp brandy
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries and the cocktail. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer a few minutes until the berries begin to soften and pop. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the cranberries. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 3 days. If making more than a week ahead, freeze after the 3 days.

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