Store-bought mincemeat is loaded with sugar. If you are a mincemeat lover, you will be amazed at the taste of this.
- Prepare but do not bake pie shell.
- Place stew meat in covered saucepan and cover with water.
- Place on medium heat and cook about 1 hour or til very tender.
- Drain thoroughly.
- Core apples and slice.
- Cut orange and lemon (including rind) into small pieces.
- Combine beef, suet, orange and lemon pieces in food processor, chopping into coarse meal consistency.
- Pour back into saucepan.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Cover and simmer on low for one hour.
- Pour into unbaked pie shell.
- Bake 400°F 25 minutes.
Nice balance of fruit, spice. Not too sweet. Fiber rich. Would be good with a shot of brandy or rum. Who could ask for more? When I cooked the mixture it seemed too dry so I added back the stock from the stew beef. The pie baked up just fine. I doubled the receipe and that gave me enough for three 9 in. pies.