At Puratos Fourayes, we understand the importance of embracing local provenance, especially when it comes to crafting our renowned fruit mincemeat. Our commitment to utilizing our own and locally sourced Bramley apples not only ensures exceptional flavour but also resonates with the growing consumer trend towards sustainability and local sourcing.

In a world where consumers increasingly prioritize ethical and environmentally conscious choices, the significance of supporting local producers cannot be overstated. Bramley apples, known for their unique tangy flavour and exceptional cooking qualities, are an integral part of British culinary heritage. By incorporating these locally grown treasures into our fruit mincemeat, we not only uphold tradition but also reduce carbon footprint associated with transportation and support local farmers and communities.

Savour the essence of local provenance with every spoonful of our Bramley apple-infused fruit mincemeat. Experience the timeless flavours of tradition, thoughtfully crafted for a sustainable future.



What is Mincemeat?

Mincemeat was originally made from 13 ingredients symbolic to the Christmas story, to represent Jesus and his disciples. As well as the spices which were originally cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg (to represent the Three Wise Men), lamb or mutton to represent the shepherds and dried fruit such as raisins or figs. 

It wasn't until the early 20th century that mince pies represented what we know and love today, and only had a completely sweet filling without meat!


Mincemeat is traditionally used in mince pies and it contains the following ingredients: 

  • Vine Fruit: raisins, sultanas, currants cranberries, mixed citrus peel (orange, lemon etc)
  • Fat: suet or rapeseed oil
  • Mixed Spice: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice space, cloves, ginger
  • Bramley apple puree
  • Sugar, glucose, honey or agave
  • Alcohol 

Mincemeat needs 10 days for the dried fruits to plump but it takes 2 to 3 months for the flavours to completely infuse together so get your orders in early!

Flavour Combinations

Mincemeat works well in a variety of applications such as mince pies, brownies, swirled through ice cream or even in a pie. We can create exciting flavour combinations including the traditional, or innovative flavours which complement the taste of mixed spice. 

Traditional innovation is the combination of one fruit and one alcohol for example raspberry and gin, cherry and kirsch or clementine and amaretto. 


Exotic innovations can contain combinations such as pineapple, coconut and rum, citrus and cardamom or orange, cointreau and fig. 

Classic flavour combinations such as Bramley apple or Black Forest (cherry, rum and chocolate). 

Blue Sky aspirational flavour combinations such as chocolate, orange zest and coffee liqueur or dark flavours such as spiced rum, brown butter and black pepper allow for exciting new tastes.  


Read about how we support bakers and retailers with the latest insight on festive flavour trends here, as well as start the development journey for the next best thing in Mincemeat with Puratos Fourayes.