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Mincemeat

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Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs. regular ground beef
  • 3 3/4 cups demerara sugar
  • 1 cup Fancy Molasses
  • 5 lbs. apples, peeled and sliced
  • 6 cups Muscatel raisins
  • 3 cups currants
    Mincemeat
  • 3 cups Sultana raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups candied mixed fruit
  • 1 1/2 cups candied orange peel
  • 1 1/2 cups candied citron
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped almonds
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. mace
  • 1 tbsp. ground cloves
  • 3 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 2 1/4 cups brandy

Directions:

Mix together all ingredients except brandy. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 1/2 hours until apples are tender and dark brown. Stir frequently.

Mix in brandy. Pour into sterilized (1L) jars and seal with new lids. Place submersed, in a boiling water bath for 1 1/2 hours. Cool. Store in a cool dry place for up to six months.

When using, fill a 9" pastry lined pie pan. Cover the top with lattice crust.

Bake at 425 F for 30-40 minutes.


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