I’d be prepared to wager that mincemeat is one of the most commonly used ingredients during the festive season. It’s simply impossible to imagine just how many mince pies we manage to consume in December.
Having said that, I’d also bet that 95% of us don’t make our own mincemeat. It’s generally accepted that food made in the home is superior in taste than buying processed supermarket fare. Mincemeat is no exception to the rule.