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Heather prepares for Christmas with fruit mincemeat

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Heather makes mincemeat of the competition!
Heather gives us her ideas on what we should be doing to prepare for Christmas. She also gives advice on what size of turkey we should order so we don't have to eat it through the first week of the New Year!
Part of this process is making her wonderful 3 in 1 fruit mincemeat which takes around 20 minutes to prepare. 
It is enough for 1 cake, 1 steamed Christmas pudding and 36 mincemeat tarts!
What do you need?
1.6 kilos /  3 1/4 lbs of sultanas.
640 grams/ 1 1/4 lbs chopped raisins
375 grams/ 12 oz currants
315 grams / 10oz  quartered glace cherries
500 grams / 1lb quartered pitted prunes
245 grams / 7 1/2/ oz mixed peel
500mls / 6 fl oz brandy
115 grams / 4 oz soft brown sugar
160 grams / 5 1/2 oz sweet orange marmalade 
2 tbs coco powder
1 tbs ground cinnamon
2 tspns ground ginger
2 tspns mixed spice
 
Method:
Take all the ingredients and mix together in a large bowl. Then, store in a large sterilised jar or an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to a month. Stir occasionally say twice a week. We have given out the cake and Christmas pudding recipes already and more are on the way to use this mix.
We wish you a merry Christmas and are sure you will enjoy this mix!
Link to Heather's UK restaurant website: www.carpentersarmsgastropub.co.uk
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