Apple & Mincemeat Pudding Recipe | Christmas Bakes 2022!

Hello lovelies,

Are you a fan of mincemeat?… Yes?… well you are in for an absolute TREAT with todays bake!

One thing that always gets me in the festive spirit is making my homemade mincemeat. I like to chuck on my ‘Now That’s What I Call Christmas’ album from Spotify, turn up to full volume and make myself a few jars! I usually make it a couple of months before November/December so it gives the dry ingredients time to absorb all the gorgeous juices.

Anyway, I usually have some left over mincemeat from making my mince pies and every year, I like to look for a bake that I can use the leftovers up in. That’s where todays bake comes into play.

I was scrolling through Pinterest when I came across a recipe which the main ingredients where apple & mincemeat. It caught my attention straight away as honestly, I’d never have thought of baking something like this and I just knew I had to give it a go myself.

Guys, it is Christmas in a pudding! It’s got the gorgeous flavours that everyone relates to Christmas and the smell that fills the entire house… well it is bloody glorious! I say this a lot but I would happily bottle that smell up and spray it around my house.

If your not a fan of the traditional Christmas pudding but still want a pudding for Christmas Day, then I’d say this is a great alternative. It’s got similar flavours but are worlds apart otherwise.

So, if your looking for a delicious christmassy pudding, look no further. Grab everything you need, turn the Christmas tunes up to full volume and let’s get baking!

{ Quick message: mincemeat isn’t actually made from mince that you’d buy from a supermarket. The mincemeat I’m using today is made up of raisins, currents, shredded suet, grated apple etc which is what’s in mince pies! I think I mentioned last year that my dad genuinely believed up until a few years ago, that the mincemeat that is in mince pies was made from actual meat. I think this is quite a common mistake so I wanted to let you know, it’s not haha. }

Category: Desert

Serves: 10

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 45-50 Minutes

Overall Time: 65 Minutes

Ingredients You Need:

  • 2 Bramley Apples, Peeled & Diced
  • 2tbsp Of Brown Sugar
  • Zest & Juice Of One Lemon
  • 150g Of Butter / Stork
  • 150g Of Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 6tbsp Of Mincemeat
  • 150g Of Plain Flour
  • 1.5tsp Of Baking Powder
  • 1tbsp Of Whole Milk
  • Icing Sugar

How To Make Festive Pudding:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, prepare a large Pyrex dish and preheat the oven to 190C / 170C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, toss together the peeled and diced bramley apples with the 2tbsp of brown sugar and zest and juice of a lemon.
  • Pour the apple mixer into the bottom of the prepared pyrex dish and set aside.
  • Now, using a electric mixer, beat together the 150g of butter with the 150g of caster sugar until lighter in colour and fluffy in texture.
  • Next, add the free eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition until fully incorporated.
  • Using a spatula, fold in the 2tsp of vanilla extract and 6tbsp of mincemeat.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the 150g of plain flour and 1.5tsp of baking powder, then add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix together until just combined.
  • Stir in the 1tbsp of whole milk.
  • Once all the ingredients are mixed together, pour the sponge batter evenly across the top of your apple mixture in the pyrex dish.
  • Place the pyrex dish into the oven for around 45 minutes, until a skewer placed into the centre comes out clean and the sponge has browned on-top.
  • When your pudding is ready, take out the oven and allow to cool in the pyrex dish.
  • Finally, before serving, sprinkle over some icing sugar.

That’s your Apple & Mincemeat Pudding prepared, baked and ready for you to enjoy!

I love how quick and easy this recipe is! I know not everyone will have the time around Christmas to make extravagant puddings so this one is perfect to throw together and enjoy with loved ones.

The smell alone is enough to make me want to make 100 of these, let alone the taste. The ingredients work so beautifully together to make the most delicious, mouth watering pud!

Let me know in the comments below if you make this festive pudding yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on it. Is this or is this not the most perfect alternative to a Christmas pudding?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo


1 Comment

  1. November 22, 2022 / 11:11 am

    This sounds delicious and perfect for the time of year. Some wonderful flavours. I might be tempted to give this a try!
    Thanks for sharing!

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