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Authentic Mincemeat


Authentic mincemeat from my Grandmother's recipe. Yields about 4 quarts/litres, enough to make about 4 mincemeat pies.













Trans-fat Free


2 pounds beef
stew meat, lean or wild game
½ pound suet
½ pound citron
candied, chopped
3 pounds Granny Smith apples
2 pounds brown sugar
4 cups apple juice
or cider
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon allspice
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 cup molasses
1 cup light corn syrup
2 pounds currants
1 pound golden raisins
1 pound raisins, seedless
2 cups brandy


Place the meat into a deep pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer.

Continue simmering until the meat is very tender and the water is almost gone, this will take 1 to 1½ hours.

Cool the meat and put it through your food processor or a food grinder. You should have about 4 or 5 cups of ground meat.

Put the suet through the food process or grinder and add to the meat. Do the same with the candied citron. Peel and finely chop the apples and add them to the meat mixture.

In a separate pan, mix the sugar with the apple juice or cider and mix until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the meat mixture to the syrup and return to a boil.

Reduce the heat again and simmer for about 10 minutes more.

Remove from the heat and add the salt, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, molasses, corn syrup, currants, and raisins.

Mix well. Mix in the brandy. Cool to room temperature and either use to make pies or ladle into containers and freeze for later use.

YIELD: About 4 quarts (enough for 4 pies)


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 224g (7.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 45424% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 27%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 112%
Calcium 9% Iron 20%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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