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Mincemeat Loaf


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.

Mincemeat 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!

Mmm. Rum soaked.

Thanks for stopping in everyone! I hope you are getting close to having your Christmas shopping done and getting ready to relax and enjoy your families!





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Mincemeat Loaf
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
Mincemeat loaf, perfect for the holiday season!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Loaf
Servings: 8
Calories: 437 kcal
Author: 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 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp cream
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  1. Beat the eggs, sugar and butter together. 

  2. Stir in the milk and mincemeat. 

  3. Combine the next 4 ingredients together and whisk. 
  4. Pour it all at once into the liquid ingredients and stir completely. Pour into a well greased loaf pan. 

  5. Bake at 350 degree for 50-60 minutes, until the loaf tests done.

  6. Remove and cool for 10 minutes, then remove the loaf from the pan and continue cooling on a wire cooling rack.

  7. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over the loaf once it's completely cooled.

Nutrition Facts
Mincemeat Loaf
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 722mg 30%
Potassium 150mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 83g 28%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 51g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 6%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 11.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Lori Brash Jansen Reply

    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!

    • thekitchenmagpie Reply

      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! 

  2. Gail Paton Reply

    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!

  3. Mary P Hoffman Reply

    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. 🙂

  4. Ka Lou Baker Reply

    I read this as mince meatloaf. I thought you were putting mincemeat into a regular meatloaf, hahaha.

  5. SethMythrax Reply

    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……

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