This Mincemeat Loaf recipe is one of the sleeper hits on this website. If you love mincemeat, then you’ll know why – mincemeat baked into a quick loaf is pretty much the best Christmas treat around! Slather it with butter and call is Christmas breakfast! You can also try my mincemeat cinnamon buns, those have a rum glaze for the adults!
I am a bad, bad wife this year. I didn’t make any mincemeat tarts for Mike at all. I think it might just be the first year ever in our marriage that I haven’t made him mincemeat tarts. I actually feel a little bit guilty that I didn’t get around to making his favorite treat that he gets only once a year. Between packing, cleaning, laundry, running around getting vehicles checked out and making a bazillion Christmas recipes for this website, I didn’t have time.
Actually, now that I typed out that sentence above my little niggling feeling of guilt completely vanished. Screw guilt.
Really though, sometimes I do get caught up in making recipes for this site that are NEW! EXCITING! WOWZA! and I completely forget about family favorites. It’s a very common thing when one has to constantly come up with new recipes for a living because making old recipes aren’t new content that can be posted.
I did, however, get around to using mincemeat this year and while it’s not tarts for Mike, he sure wasn’t complaining about this recipe. (and I mean really, when he starts to complain about his poor life being married to a food blogger is the moment when he gets a good solid kick to the…)
I decided one afternoon that what I needed was a mincemeat loaf. Why I decided that I had no idea, but it sounded like a good recipe idea at the time.
This is a very tame, not too sweet loaf that definitely tastes like mincemeat. The little bits of fruit are amazing in it and between Mike and Mr K this loaf disappeared.
I literally, no word of a lie, had one bite. Those boys of mine ate it up in two days between all the meals.
It may be obviously but I’m going to say it anyway, this is for people who like mincemeat. Don’t hate mincemeat then go and bake this and wonder why you hate this loaf. You have to enjoy mincemeat to enjoy this loaf.
So are you a mincemeat lover or hater? I used to like it and to be honest I’m now on the fence. Sometimes one good, yummy mincemeat tart is the best thing I’ve ever eaten and then other times I can’t stand the smell of it. Weird, I know.Then again, I am a fruitcake lover too! Oh, next year when I’m not travelling I am making fruitcake! Real, rum soaked, boozy, maripan fruitcake! You can also try my Cream Cheese Glaze recipe if you want a tangier one!
More Mincemeat Recipes
- Mincemeat Cinnamon Buns
- Cheater Mincemeat Pie recipe
- Mincemeat Surprise Bubble Buns
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- Prep Time
- 15 minutes
- Cook Time
- 50 minutes
- Total Time
- 1 hour 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 1/4 cups jarred mincemeat
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon cream
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
- Beat the eggs, sugar and butter together.
- Stir in the milk and mincemeat.
- Combine the next 4 ingredients together and whisk.
- Pour it all at once into the liquid ingredients and stir completely. Pour into a well greased loaf pan.
- Bake at 350 degree for 50-60 minutes, until the loaf tests done.
- Remove and cool for 10 minutes, then remove the loaf from the pan and continue cooling on a wire cooling rack.
- Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over the loaf once it's completely cooled.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
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could you substitute brown sugar for the white sugar? And plain yogurt for the milk? I have half a jar of mincemeat taking up space in my fridge so I would like to try this recipe. Thanks.
Rita Schoeps says
I love mincemeat. Was looking for new recipes to use it in and found this site. Thank you. I now have new recipes besides my mincemeat filled sugar cookies and mincemeat oatmeal cookies. I give away my baking as gifts. Thanks again
Nena Elliot says
This Mincemeat loaf is delicious and quick. I reduced the sugar, swapped milk for yogurt and butter for oil. I hate it when people change recipes too much, but it still turned out delicious!! This is also excellent sliced thinly with cheese, especially soft creamy ones.
Lol! When I figured out your husband is on college humor, I exclaimed to my husband about the guy who killed pat… he had to tell me to stop calling Sam Trap or Pat. Lmao, Grats hun on great food, family, and friends!
Way too much sugar. Each 1/4 cup of bottled mince meat has 48% daily allotment of sugar (42 grams) and you used 5 times that amount… to which you added 3/4 c white sugar. For a total of 92 grams per serving. So one slice is over the 51 grams you calculated.
I have leftover mincemeat. Will this freeze well?
I just found this recipe and baked the mixture in smaller pans for gifts. It was wonderful! I left off the glaze but next time I’ll add it and maybe some nuts. This is definitely a keeper!
Just made this recipe with my own green tomatoe mincemeat that I made last year….the best tasting loaf whether using commercial or homemade mincemeat. Will make forever……. it is so good…..from my 5 year old grandson that does not like cakes etc this loaf gets a BIG thumbs up. Thanks for recipe
Lori Brash Jansen says
Love it!…got my 84year old Mum hooked on your website….and she called me about this yesterday,,,!mincemeat is on my shopping list as I just used the last jar to make mincemeat tarts a couple of weeks ago!
your photo looks identical to the one here
Fionamabel Well that right there is a perfect example of photo theft. I’ll be emailing them asking them to take it down, thank you!
Gail Paton says
I have loved mincemeat ever since I was a young girl and my Mom took me to Woolworths at Christmas for their fantastic mincemeat pie with fake rum sauce. I am definitely going to make this loaf, it sounds fabulous and easy ! Thanks for all your hard work , i love your blog and your recipes . Merry Christmas!
Mary P Hoffman says
My dad would have loved this! My mother always made him a mincemeat pie at Thanksgiving and none of us would touch it! He was happy to have the whole thing to himself. 🙂
Ka Lou Baker says
I read this as mince meatloaf. I thought you were putting mincemeat into a regular meatloaf, hahaha.
I make a cheaper & quicker version of this. I use Bisquick & spoon in mincemeat & bake into a loaf.
Its basically mincemeat bread but so yummy & sweet……
Diann Croft-Urbaniak says
we have to try this YES XO
Holiday Baker Man says
This sounds like it has great holiday flavour!
The Kitchen Magpie says
I think you would like mincemeat then!
Amy Moeller-Stiles says
hmm Never had it , but I like fruitcake!