Chocolate, fig & ginger fruit mince

Last updated 00:00 01/01/2009
Reuters
FIGTASTIC: Use this mix in cooking as you would classic Christmas mincemeat and be surprised by the slowly unveiling taste sensation.

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This combination of exotic flavours forms a rich fruit mince mixture with a dense texture. Use this mix in cooking as you would classic Christmas mincemeat and be surprised by the slowly unveiling taste sensation.

INGREDIENTS

3 cups finely diced dried figs
1 cup sultanas, roughly chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped crystallised ginger
150g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
1 apple, peeled and grated
3/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup brandy

METHOD

Mix together all ingredients in a bowl, cover and leave in a cool place for 2 days, stirring occasionally. Pack into sterilised jars and seal well. Leave to mature for at least 1 month before using.

Makes 6 cups.

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