Prep 0 mins
Cook 2 hrs
This recipe came from my MOM, I use it every year, and usually get about 8-10 pies out of it. I have them for our own use, and for family and friends that like the old-fashioned mincemeat. I make it with ground venison every chance I get - so tasty!!
- 2 quarts ground meat
- 1 quart ground apple
- 2 lbs seedless raisins
- 1 lb currants
- 1 lb mixed fruit
- 1⁄2 lb red cherries
- 1⁄2 lb green cherries
- 1 1⁄2 cups molasses
- 5 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons allspice
- 3 tablespoons cloves
- 3 tablespoons nutmeg
- 1⁄2 cup beef suet or 1⁄2 cup butter
- Bring to a real good boil on a slow heat stirring constantly.
- Cook for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, making sure it doesn't stick - so very good!
the recipe i use is from the 1700's.
mincemeat is not a dessert.
i guess you like your mom's cooking.
but after having made this (i kept an open mind until i tasted it)
it is a nonauthentic version of mincemeat and only ok.
my friends and i agreed that we would eat it if nothing else was available.