To make your own spiced fruit mince at any time of the year, the following will make about 2 cups plus.
1/2 cup sultanas or raisins (roughly chopped)
10 dried figs (finely chopped)
1/2 cup citrus peel
1/2 cup nuts (almonds, walnuts, pine nuts lightly roasted)
1 cup rum and/or Marsala or other favourite liqueur
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter
In a pot, melt the butter and add all the other ingredients. Mix well.
Cook for about half an hour on medium heat.
Allow to cool and store or use immediately.
It will keep in the fridge in an air tight container for six months.
Substitute the alcohol with fruit juice if preferred and freeze the mixture.