Mince MeatFrom valinkenmore 6 years ago
- Original Recipe: shopping list
- Boil a tender, nice piece of beef -- any piece that is clear from sinew and gristle; boil it till it is perfectly tender. When it is cold, chop it very fine, and be very careful to get out every particle of bone and gristle. The suet is sweeter and better to boil half an hour or more in the liquor the beef has been boiled in; but few people do this. Pare, core, and chop the apples fine. If you use raisins, stone them. If you use currants, wash and dry them at the fire. Two pounds of beef, after it is chopped; three quarters of a pound of suet; one pound and a quarter of sugar; three pounds of apples; two pounds of currants, or raisins. Put in a gill of brandy; lemon-brandy is better, if you have any prepared. Make it quite moist with new cider. I should not think a quart would be too much; the more moist the better, if it does not spill out into the oven. A very little pepper. If you use corn meat, or tongue, for pies, it should be well soaked, and boiled very tender. If you use fresh beef, salt is necessary in the seasoning. One ounce of cinnamon, one ounce of cloves. Two nutmegs add to the pleasantness of the flavor; and a bit of sweet butter put upon the top of each pie, makes them rich; but these are not necessary. Baked three quarters of an hour. If your apples are rather sweet, grate in a whole lemon. shopping list
- Modern Adaptation: shopping list
- 1¼ pounds of beef round or leftover roast shopping list
- ¼ pound suet shopping list
- 1½ pounds apples shopping list
- 1 cup raisins or currants shopping list
- ½ cup white sugar shopping list
- ½ cup brown sugar shopping list
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper shopping list
- ½ teaspoon salt shopping list
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon shopping list
- 1 teaspoon clove shopping list
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg shopping list
- ¼ cup brandy shopping list
- 2 cups cider or apple juice shopping list
- Double recipe for pie crust shopping list
- 1 tablespoon butter (optional) shopping list
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
The Cookvalinkenmore Malott, WA
The Rating5 people
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 mebobbyc0117 in Canfield loved it
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.tablescape in loved it
I love mincemeat and to make fresh is even better.
Thanks for sharing it.
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