Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

Mom's 88 yrs. old now, but her mincemeat pie was a staple every year at the weekly Lenten Luncheons at our church as well as family holiday dinners. I wonder if it had anything to do with the half cup of brandy or rum mom would add to her pie.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (9 ounce) packages mincemeat
  • 1 large apple, diced very fine
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 12 cups water
  • 12 cup brandy or 12 cup rum


  1. Break mincemeat into small pieces and put in saucepan.
  2. Add diced apples, raisins, water and liquor.
  3. Boil about 2 minutes; cool.
  4. When mincemeat mixture is cool, put into pastry lined 9" pie pan; cover with top crust.
  5. Prick top crust with folk.
  6. Bake at 425 degrees for 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown.