Alternative mince pie filling

Mince Pies made by Eunice Power at her home Powersfield House. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mince Pies made by Eunice Power at her home Powersfield House. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fri, Dec 4, 2015, 12:00

   
  • Makes: 1
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Course:
  • Cuisine: Irish

Ingredients

  • 100g currants
  • 200g sultanas or raisins
  • 120g dark muscovado sugar
  • 120g unsalted butter
  • 70ml medium sherry
  • Finely grated zest of 1 large orange
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • A generous grating of nutmeg

Method

Combine the fruit with the sugar, butter, sherry, orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg in a heavy-based saucepan and put on a gentle heat for a few minutes until the butter melts and the fruit softens slightly in the buttery syrup. Bring to a gentle simmer and simmer for a minute or two. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Store in the fridge until needed.