Lemon Mincemeat

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    1 pint 480 ml ) jars
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

By Annie Gray

Published 2019

  • About

Mincemeat started life in the Middle Ages as a filling for rich, beautiful pies.

In those days, it was based on meat, as the name suggests, and cooks could use anything from beef to mutton to fish to, occasionally, eggs. Over the course of several centuries, the meat content dwindled until, by the Edwardian era, most recipes didn’t include any meat at all. Mincemeat is an absolutely obligatory part of the British Christmas and is generally used for making tarts. This lemon-based ver