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~baked apple with mincemeat~

It’s not quite Spring weather yet so a hot baked apple was warming and perfect for lunch!

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I was very happy to find a jar of mincemeat left over from Christmas and so my apple was ready in no time!

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There really aren’t any ingredients, but this is nicer than a plain apple on cold days.

I cored 1 apple, then split the skin about a third of the way down and all the way round. I spooned the mincemeat into the hole where the core once was and also added a spoonful or 2 round the base so that I’d have extra if I wanted. I spooned over a tablespoon of water so that it wouldn’t be too dry and so I’d have some hot juice. Then I put it in the microwave and cooked on high for 3 minutes. This was perfect for a fluffy piping hot apple and the mincemeat was sweet and juicy.

When making more than 1 apple, I check after 3 minutes in the microwave and then increase minute-by-minute the cooking time (4 or 5 is good for 2 apples).

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I enjoyed this plain but it’s also great with vanilla ice-cream, pouring cream or crème fraîche and topped with a sprinkling of crushed almonds.

If you don’t have any mincemeat, it can be replaced with a mixture of glacé cherries, raisins, a knob of butter and a sprinkling of brown sugar.

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~mincemeat cakes~

After mince pies and mince pies, I made a few changes and found this recipe for mincemeat cup cakes! They were just as easy to make – bit of cake mix, big spoonful of mincemeat and another dollop of cake mix, few mins in the oven and a different christmassy delight!

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~mincemeat pies – a must for December~

In November I made a load of mincemeat and so making these christmas-time pies in December was a doddle.

You can either make your own pastry or buy ready-made – I think short crust is the best – and hey presto it only takes 10-15 mins in the oven and your pies are ready.

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mincemeat -suet free

Living in Alsace, I have never found anywhere to buy christmas mincemeat for my all time favourite christmas goodie – the mincemeat pie. I do, however, have a very easy recipe for this delight!

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