Ingredients

How to make it

  • If uncooked meat is used, simmer beef 2-3 hours or until very tender, adding suet for last ½ hour of cooking.
  • When cooked, chop beef and suet very fine, into about ¼-inch pieces.
  • Pare, core, and chop apples to make 3 cups.
  • Mix beef, suet, apples, raisins or currants, white and brown sugars, spices, brandy, and cider or apple juice.
  • Prepare pie crust.
  • Line pie plates with pastry, fill each with half of meat mixture. Cover with top crusts, seal edges, slit holes on top for steam to escape. If desired, spread a thick layer of butter on pastry for flaky upper crust.
  • Bake ¾ hour in 400°-425° oven.
  • Yield: two 9-inch pies

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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    wonderful post... my great grandmother and great aunt would can mincemeat for the winter...
    five forks
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  • bakesalotsabo 5 years ago
    This sounds wonderful, I would love to try it...but what is suet?
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    " It was excellent "
    spinach1948 ate it and said...
    I love mincemeat and to make fresh is even better.
    Thanks for sharing it.
    Hi 5
    ED
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  • momo_55grandma 5 years ago
    luv homemade mincemeat pie a tresure of memorys and delicous thanks high5
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    " It was excellent "
    tablescape ate it and said...
    Being from New England. this recipe brings back so many sweet memories of my childhood. I am soooo glad that you offer this recipe. Thanks so much.
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    " It was excellent "
    bobbyc0117 ate it and said...
    Val this takes me back to my Great Grand Mothers table she would always have mincemeat pies on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanks for the great recipe and memory jog. 5 from me
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