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What the Heck is Mincemeat?: National Mincemeat Pie Day

Mincemeat Pie. Now, what is that really?

Does it have meat in it?

mincemeat tartsWell, yes & no. It’s not actually meat that is added, but suet – the fat cut from the meat – and added to the fruit that comprises mincemeat, with some lean beef.

When sugar, raisins, currants, citron, orange peel, lemon peel, lemon juice, apple cider, cloves, sour cherries, cherry juice, coriander, nuts, cinnamon & mace are added, it is cooked for a couple of hours and you have mincemeat.

When you taste this melange, it is sweet and oh-so delicious, especially as a pie filling or tart filling with whipped cream or crème fraîche. It makes a scrumptious dessert.

Christmas hollyI especially enjoy mincemeat pie around the Holiday season. It just seems so much the better in the cold weather.

If you’ve never tried it, make a point of doing so this Winter.

This mixture is easy to make, and makes a lovely gift when you top a jar of homemade mincemeat with a bow, and a sprig of holly.

People enjoy receiving homemade food from scratch.

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Ingrid Turner from IngridTurnerToday.com, is a blogger, writer, grandmother, mother, cancer survivor and all around sparkling human being. From cooking, crafts, seniors’ issues, cancer, health, pets, gardening & the like, she entertains us in her writings. Ingrid is also a regular on her daughter's cooking show, “Cooking with Kimberly” @ CookingWithKimberly.com. Website Facebook Twitter YouTube

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    • Hi, J’Marinade!

      I put your request in to Mom for her Mincemeat Pie recipe. She’s working on it now. Stay tuned…

      Kimberly 😉

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  1. Please put your “Notify me of comments up a little higher so we see it before we click submit. It is covered up by where the page is situated when typing comments. Thank you.

    How about a mincemeat recipe????

    Thank you.

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  2. Hi Kimberly;
    The email I sent in reply came back as undeliverable, so I will answer here. First of all, re your mother’s recipe. Thank you SO much!

    I am using windows 7 with IE 8.
    Hope that helps. LOVE your site1 So much interesting and helpful info!

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