Basic No-Added Sugar Vegetarian Mincemeat

Recipe by Annacia
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 1 quart
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Quarter and core apples, but do not peel.
  • Grind in old-fashioned meat grinder (food processor makes them too fine), using medium-coarse blade.
  • Remove seeds from lemon and orange, grind and add to apples.
  • Grind 1 cup raisins.
  • Mix all ingredients except rum flavoring in large bowl, stirring in spices and flour, then date sugar if desired.
  • Add flavoring and mix again.
  • Place in covered bowl or other container with tight lid; refrigerate at least one week before using or canning.
  • CANNING:
  • 1/2 inch head space, boiling water bath 20 min for pints after water returns to boil, longer for altitudes over 1000 ft.
  • If any jars fail to seal, freeze for later use. To freeze after refrigerating for the recommended week, place in clean freezer containers or jars, leaving 1/2 inch at top. Cover with clean lids and place in sharp-freeze section of freezer until frozen.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.
  • Makes 1 quart, enough for 2 8-inch pies.
  • 1/4 cup 116 calories, 2 diabetic fruit exchanges Protein 1, fat 0, carbohydrate 28 grams, 0 cholesterol If salt omitted, 1/4 cup contains 7 mg sodium.
  • Source: Canning and Preserving without Sugar by Norma M. MacRae, R.D. Third Edition 1993.
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