A tropical inspired Christmas mincemeat made with the addition of pineapple, orange, lemon, cranberries and banana. Think of it as a fresher, zingier, hip younger sister to the version your Nana makes.
No local cranberries in California, but no worries. Pomegranates stand in for a sweet-tart, hard-set jelly that resembles the stuff from a can you grew up with. (But you'll have to carve the ridges yourself.)
Too much cranberry sauce? Hit the sauce instead with a vodka-cran made from your own fresh cranberry juice. This recipe makes several quarts of crimson juice flavored with quince & rose geranium. Includes instructions for canning to FDA standards.