Not exactly sure what Mincemeat is?
Not many people do, but it is a traditional dish made in those regions where the World was colonized British, in general.
How to Cook Mincemeat:
The recipe I’m sharing for my mincemeat is one which yields enough for 6 pies.
- Tip: If you’re going to go through all of this effort to make mincemeat, make a few more jars, so you’re ready to bake a mincemeat pie or mincemeat tarts anytime.
This recipe for mincemeat should be made 2 – 3 weeks before using it, as it must age first.
Type: Pie Recipe
Serve as: pie or tarts
Prep Time: 20 – 25 min
Cook Time: 1 1/2 – 2 hrs
Canning Time: 1 1/2 hrs in a canner
Age Time: 2 – 3 weeks
Yields: enough for 6 pies
- 3 qts apples – peeled, cored & sliced
- 1 1/4 lbs lean beef – chopped
- 3/4 lb chopped beef suet
- 1 lb or 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 3/4 qt apple cider
- 1 1/3 lbs raisins
- 1 lb dried currants
- 1/2 lb candied citron – chopped
- 2 1/2 oz candied orange peel – chopped
- 2 1/2 oz candied lemon peel – chopped
- grated zest & juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/3 tsp ground mace
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
- 1 2/3 qts sour cherries & juice
- 1/3 lb nuts – chopped
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- Prepare apples by peeling, slicing & coring them.
- Mix together in a large pot, lean beef, beef suet, sugar, apple cider, raisins, currants, candied citron, candied orange peel, candied lemon peel, lemon zest & juice, cinnamon, mace, cloves, salt, pepper, sour cherries & juice, nuts & coriander, and bring to a simmer for approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hrs. Stir frequently, so there is no scorching.
- When cooked, ladle into sterilized jars, allowing for a head space of 1/2 inch.
- Wipe off threads on the jars, apply lids & tops, and process in a canner for 1 1/2 hours or in a pressure cooker under 11 lbs of pressure.
- Allow water to cool in pressure cooker or remove jars from canner. When lids pop, the jars are sealed.
- Store in a cool, dark, dry location for at least 2 – 3 weeks prior to use.
This mincemeat recipe can be slightly adjusted to adhere to your own personal taste.
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