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    • Mummy Jo
    • By Mummy Jo 14th Nov 09, 4:25 PM
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    How long can you keep homemade mincemeat for?
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    • 14th Nov 09, 4:25 PM
    How long can you keep homemade mincemeat for? 14th Nov 09 at 4:25 PM
    Hi

    I've just found - lurking in the back of the fridge some mincemeat I made last October. I think I opened it around xmas time and used half of it. I've looked in the jar and it looks ok but as its nearly 12 months... do you think I might kill off my hubby if I make him some mince pies?
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    • misscousinitt
    • By misscousinitt 14th Nov 09, 6:49 PM
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    • 14th Nov 09, 6:49 PM
    Did it have any alcohol in it? I made some one year (with brandy in), used half, left in the cupboard for 12 months and used the remainder the following Christmas - I'm still here! As long as its not mouldy, should be ok! (But it is up to you!)
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    • Mummy Jo
    • By Mummy Jo 15th Nov 09, 9:51 AM
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    • 15th Nov 09, 9:51 AM
    Yes it had a good glug on Brandy in it!

    Thanks - I was thinking it would be okay as it didn't have any mould etc in it. I will probably give it a go
  • fluffybunnies
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    • 15th Nov 09, 2:25 PM
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    • 15th Nov 09, 2:25 PM
    If you're making mince pies out of it it should heat up enough in the oven to kill off any lurgies.
    • Mummy Jo
    • By Mummy Jo 15th Nov 09, 3:25 PM
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    • 15th Nov 09, 3:25 PM
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    • 15th Nov 09, 3:25 PM
    If you're making mince pies out of it it should heat up enough in the oven to kill off any lurgies.
    Originally posted by fluffybunnies
    Thanks - hadn't thought about that bit of it!
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