handmade christmas: vegan spiced mincemeat

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’re only just starting to think about Christmas shopping. Here at Rhythm & Green, we believe that consumerism for the sake of it is… well… what’s the point? Every year I find myself buying random things that people don’t really want just for the sake of gifting them a Christmas present. This year I asked myself why. This year, more than ever, it’s important that we support small, local businesses. Here’s the mantra: SHOP SMALL, SHOP LOCAL, SHOP HANDMADE. That’s what we should be telling ourselves when we step out the door, or open out computers to get the Christmas shop done. But what if we take this one step further, and handmake our gifts ourselves? This year I have been INVESTING in homemade. It is our belief that nothing is better than homemade, and that applies to Christmas gifts too. As part of our handmade christmas series, we are sharing with you a simple recipe for Vegan Spiced Mincemeat, that you can make and gift to your loved ones this Christmas. What a special way to celebrate the holidays?!

It’s not Christmas without a good old mince pie! Mince pies are an absolute must when it comes to those festive feelings in my household. Usually, I just head down to the nearest supermarket to get my mincemeat, but this year I decided to make my own for a change. I’ve been INVESTING in homemade this year and so far everything I’ve made has been even more delicious than it would have been shop-bought. This Vegan Spiced Mincemeat is jam-packed full of winter fruits, cozy festive spices, and a good helping of holiday spirits (figuratively and literally). Super simple and so delicious, this recipe is also 100% vegan, so you don’t have to worry about a thing! Without further ado, let’s dig in!


  • 200g raisins
  • 200g dried currants
  • 100g vegan suet
  • 170g dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 75ml dark rum
  • 75ml brandy


  1. In a large saucepan, combine all of the ingredients except for the vegan suet. Heat the ingredients over a medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the ingredients form a jam consistency, and the mixture is gently bubbling.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and leave it to cool for a couple of minutes. Add in the vegan suet and stir until it is evenly distributed.
  3. Transfer the mincemeat into hot, sterilised jars, and add the lids to seal. Leave the jars to stand, cool, and seal for 24 hours, then store in a dark, cool, and dry place until ready to use. Once the jars are opened, consume the mincemeat within 5 days.

And there you have it! An extremely simple, super delicious vegan mincemeat recipe, stored up and ready to use for whenever you need it! Check out our recipe for Vegan Spiced Mince Pie Cookies for another way to enjoy this traditional treat!

NOTE: if you’re unsure how to sterilise your glass jars, you can use our handy method found HERE




A Simple Christmas is a collection of vegan recipes for the holiday season. This e-book is full of rich, warming, and simple foods to help you enjoy Christmas in a kind and stress-free way.

In 70+ pages, I share with you my favourite recipes to celebrate the yule tide and all of its flavours. This e-book takes your average recipe book and gives it a vegan twist, with a multitude of recipes ranging from traditional Christmas favourites to new seasonal dishes. You can look forward to simple and delicious recipes such as: Cosy Gingerbread Waffles, Frozen Berry Cinnamon Rolls, Winter Vegetable Wellington, Stollen for Snowy Days, and so much more!

It is our hope that, within these pages, we can help you to celebrate the holiday season in a simple and exciting way. Whether you’re completely new to veganism, have been vegan/vegetarian for a long time, or just want to try your hand at something different in the kitchen, we’re here to supply you with a multitude of vegan recipes to enjoy this Christmas.

Hearty, warming, and simple foods are the focus of this e-book. With our simple ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes, we’ll help you to enjoy Christmas time in a kind and stress-free way. A Simple Christmas has been curated and developed to encourage new and already vegans to try their hands at vegan festive foods this holiday season. It is our belief that nothing is better than homemade.

All of these recipes are vegan and have been well tested, so you can be sure of great results in the kitchen! We’ve also made sure that each recipe is as simple as possible, so you won’t be working away for hours over a complicated recipe method either!

Simple. Seasonal. Exciting.

That’s all there is to it.


For more information on ‘A Simple Christmas’ you can visit THIS blog post.

Thank you so much for taking the time to find out more about our latest ebook. Hop on down to our Etsy shop to get your very own copy of ‘A Simple Christmas’ whilst its still on offer! We hope you love our recipes as much as we do and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

If you make this Vegan Spiced Mincemeat, make sure you leave a like and a comment down below! I absolutely love hearing from you guys and you can be sure that I will try my best to get back to you soon! And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @rhythmandgreen

I love seeing the photos of recipes you’ve all made! Have a beautiful Christmas and a safe and warm winter! I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Love and light,

Katherine x



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