Makes about 1˝ kg/ 3lb.
250g/ ˝ lb. cooking apples
250g/ ˝ lb. raisins
250g/ ˝lb. currants
250g/ ˝lb. sultanas
250g/ ˝lb. Suet
1 lemon or orange
1 level teaspoon mixed spice
25g/1oz mixed peel (optional)
250g/ 8oz soft brown sugar
3 tablespoons brandy (optional)
1 Cut the apples into quarters, remove the peel and core.
2 Grate the orange or lemon rind. Squeeze out the juice.
3 Mince the apples and the dried fruit. If you do not have a mincer, chop them finely.
4 Put them into a bowl with all the other ingredients and mix well.
5 Pack into clean, dry jars. Only fill to within 2cm/ ˝ " of the top. Cover and label as for jam. If possible, leave for a few weeks to mature before using.