Yes, time to make mincemeat.
I use my old faithful recipe by Delia Smith. I have tried others but for us, this hits the correct amount of sugar and flavour. I got some windfalls from my friend R. the other day and other than changing the mixed peel, for mixed dried fruit such as apricots, figs, pears, the recipe stays the same.
Here it is freshly made:
It is quite hard waiting for it to be ready but we bide our time!