Gluten Free Mincemeat Recipe (For Mince Pies)

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It’s now less than a month until Christmas (eek!) – and that means it’s the perfect time to share my gluten free mince pies recipe with you!

You might have seen this week I wrote a piece for Metro on 10 gluten free mince pies you MUST stock up on. 

There are loads of great gluten free brands out there, but sometimes nothing beats a cosy Sunday afternoon at home baking your own gluten free Christmas treats!

That’s why I wanted to share my recipe for gluten free mincemeat.

Click here if you’re after my gluten free mince pies recipe!

I like my mince pies sweet and boozy, with a chunky mincemeat and full of flavour.

Your home will quite literally smell like Christmas as you make this, and you could even give the gluten free mince pies, or jars of the mincemeat, out as gifts to family and friends.

Plus you can use my gluten free mince pie recipe to make the pastry as well!

Gluten free mincemeat recipe

gluten free mince pies recipe the gluten free blogger

I am particularly proud of this gluten free mincemeat recipe.

Sweet and boozey, this is a real treat.

But don’t feel you have to limit this gluten free mincemeat just to mince pies – it can be used in a whole array of desserts, like these gluten free mincemeat flapjacks.

Once you’ve made it, you can just pop it into a sterilised jar and keep it until you next feel like baking up some festive treats.

I used my time at North Devon FoodFest to seek out some top local ingredients to make this delicious gluten free mincemeat, and you can do the same in your local area too!

The apples I used came from Local Farm Box and I used a medium cider from Green Man Cider, one of the best in North Devon!

I also used the Free From Fairy flour blend for my gluten free pastry. Vicki is a fellow Devon-based flour and her gluten and rice free flour is the best.

gluten free mince pies recipe the gluten free blogger

gluten free mince pies recipe the gluten free blogger

Gluten free mincemeat recipe

So without further ado, here is my gluten free mince pies recipe! You can easily customise the mincemeat to add or remove anything you’re not so keen on – that’s the beauty of this. I’d love to know if you come up with any variations.

If you make this recipe and love it, please do let me know by tagging me on my Instagram or using #theglutenfreeblogger. I love seeing your bakes!

And please do leave a review to let others know you loved it too! It would mean the world to me. 

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Gluten Free Mincemeat with Cider

Yield: 20

These gluten free mincemeat is sweet boozy, using some of the finest Devon ingredients. Give this cider mincemeat as a gift in jars or use it to bake gluten free mince pies.


For the mincemeat

  • 500 g mixed fruit and peel
  • 250 g dark muscovado sugar
  • 50 g flaked almonds
  • Approx. 1kg, 4 med/large cooking apples
  • 1 orange zest and juice
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 250 ml medium-dry cider
  • 5 tbsp brandy
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg


  1. Add the sugar and cider to a large pan and stir on a low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Peel and roughly chop the apples. Then add everything (minus the brandy) into the sugar and cider mix and stir well.
  3. Cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes – the apple should mush down to a smoothie-like consistency.
  4. Remove from the heat and add the brandy. Stir well and allow to cool before dispensing into sterilised jars. This will keep until you’re ready to use it for your mince pies.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 2g

More Gluten Free Christmas Bakes...

Need some more gluten free Christmas inspiration?

If you’re after some more gluten free Christmas classics then make sure you check out my Gluten Free Christmas ebook

From sticky toffee pudding and mince pies to bread sticks and cheese crackers, there’s something for everyone.

You can have a look at my Gluten Free Christmas ebook and purchase it here.

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Want to have a go at some of the other gluten free baking recipes on the blog? Give some of these other gluten free recipes a try!

There are plenty to choose from – here are a couple to get you going:

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  1. November 29, 2017 / 13:50

    These look flipping awesome! I do love a good homemade mince pie!

  2. Trish Edwards
    December 12, 2017 / 14:20

    are you able to ear mince pies Jenna??i find tge fruit causes me real bad pain

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