I found this recipe when looking for a citrus free mincemeat for mince pies for a friend who has allergies. It’s very easy to adapt, I just add a little extra brandy instead of the lemon. As well as raisins and sultanas I used dried cherries, cranberries and blueberries (if trying to avoid citrus please check the details on packets of dried fruits as some of these are sweetened with other fruit juices). It freezes very well too – just thawed the remains of last year’s batch and made a roly poly from it. Thanks very much indeed! Now off to make a fresh lot!