How to make vegan mincemeat

Learn how to make vegan mincemeat with this quick and easy recipe sponsored by Doves Farm, ready for use in mince pies, tarts and other festive treats!

Vegan mincemeat Image credit: Doves Farm

Making your own Christmas mincemeat is really quite easy, especially if you use ready mixed dried fruit and peel. Alternatively, you could mix your own personal dried fruit blend with anything larger than a raisin chopped into small pieces. 


  • 150g grated apple
  • 1 tbsp orange rind
  • 6 tbsp orange juice
  • 100g coconut oil
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 250g mixed dried fruit and peel
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
Content continues after advertisements


  • Saucepan
  • Sterilised jars if used


  1. Peel, core and coarsely grate the apple into a saucepan.
  2. Finely grate the orange rind into the pan, and add the orange juice.
  3. Add the coconut oil and sugar and put the pan over a gentle heat.
  4. Simmer for 8-10 minutes, until the apple starts to collapse into the syrup.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and add the mixed dried fruit, peel and mixed spice.
  6. Stir to combine and leave to cool.
  7. Spoon the mincemeat into sterilised jars and refrigerate for up to a couple of weeks. OR store in a freezer container until required.
  8. Use the mincemeat as per your recipe.

For more advice and recipes head to the Doves Farm website.

Last updated 10 months ago

More in Advice Hub

Click here to view our range of subscription offers!

Click here to view our range of subscription offers!