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    This thread reminds me of the times I was hunting for ingredients for Christmas pudding in Slovakia. I discovered that Goose fat is not a good substitute for suet. That pudding fell out of the basin in a heap, though it tasted good and my guests ate it all. But the next year's one made with butter worked perfectly. Dark brown sugar beet syrup did ok instead of treacle, although it tasted a bit different. And I had to get as creative as you, Snoop, with the fruit and the mixed spices. The hardest thing was to find a pudding basin to steam it in, since Slovaks don't cook anything that resembles a British steamed pudding.
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    It's surprising what you take for granted, isn't it? Mixed peel is on the shelves of every UK supermarket. Here, it would probably be regarded as an abomination despite all the citrus trees that grow here.
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    I've just made another batch of Mary Berry's recipe - I only have half a jar left from the first lot - it is soooo good!
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    Is there a sugar free and butter free recipe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnie View Post
    Is there a sugar free and butter free recipe?
    I came across this one when I was looking for honey recipes, but I've not tried it. It's not fat free, but uses a small amount of vegetable suet, and just one tablespoon of honey.

    Sugar-free mincemeat recipe - All recipes UK

    I would think that if you use a fair proportion of dates in the dried fruit you could get away with no honey as dates are so sweet.

    I think there has been a diabetic mincemeat on the vine, just a mo, I'll have a hunt........

    yes, here it is...

    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...ics_23211.html

    I don't imagine either recipe will keep as well as those with fat and sugar in.
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    Wow they sound nice, I'm only planning on eating it not keeping it lol. Christmas isn't the same without pies, I can manage without the fruit cake.........just.
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