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    " Traditional" Mincemeat (For Pies)

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    2 hrs

    Dee514's Note:

    I have 5 mincemeat recipes that I've used for making pies over the years, (4 of them are meatless). However my dad always preferred the "traditional" mincemeat pies and so do I. (I would be happy to post the "meatless" recipes on request). This is the Traditional (with meat) Mincemeat recipe that I made for many years. The only change I ever made in the original recipe was to substitute stew beef for the calves' tongues. Prep time includes the 4-6 weeks "standing" time.

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    1. 1
      Chop the boiled calves' tongues (or boiled stew beef) very finely.
    2. 2
      Add the sugar, raisins, currents and citron; mix together well.
    3. 3
      Chop apples finely (do not mash) and add to the meat.
    4. 4
      Add all the spices, suet, candied peels, almonds and salt, and mix thoroughly.
    5. 5
      Pour over this mixture the fruit juices and grated peels, the brandy and the whiskey; and mix together.
    6. 6
      Put the mixture into a large crock with a lid.
    7. 7
      Place a clean cloth over the top of the crock and put the lid on.
    8. 8
      Place crock in a cool place for 3 weeks.
    9. 9
      Add more salt and spices at this time, if needed.
    10. 10
      Let stand at least 4 weeks before using.
    11. 11
      Mincemeat may be canned by water bath method.
    12. 12
      If using it for pie filling, bake between double crusts.

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    Nutritional Facts for " Traditional" Mincemeat (For Pies)

    Serving Size: 1 (11914 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2307.3
    Calories from Fat 725
    Total Fat 80.6 g
    Saturated Fat 40.6 g
    Cholesterol 51.5 mg
    Sodium 582.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 288.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 16.0 g
    Sugars 257.3 g
    Protein 10.2 g

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    beef tongues

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