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Homemade Mincemeat Pie

Give this healthy mincemeat recipe a go.

Yield: Serves 12


  • 1 cup finely chopped lean beef (such as sirloin or round steak)
  • 2 cups finely chopped tart apples
  • 1 cup chopped raisins
  • 1 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped citron
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (or chopped beef suet, if available)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 Tbs. ground cloves
  • 1/2 Tbs. cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tbs. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup meat stock
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • Pie crust
  • 2 Tbs. heavy cream


  1. Cook beef, let cool, and chop finely
  2. Add remaining ingredients to beef and mix well
  3. Simmer slowly (low) for 1 hour, stirring occasionally
  4. Spoon into glass jars, cover and store for at least 1 week before making pies, allowing flavors to mellow
  5. Store mincemeat in refrigerator, or process at 10 pounds pressure for 20 minutes; Makes about 5 cups of mincemeat, enough for 2 pies.
  6. When making pies, line deep pie plate with crust, fill with mincemeat, and top each pie with 1 tablespoon heavy cream, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 tablespoon cold butter (chopped into little pieces)
  7. Place top crust on pie and crimp edges (cut small slits in crust to vent)
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-45 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned
  9. Let cool

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jay stewart


i enjoy making this with my grandkids we love it

posted Nov 18th, 2008 4:21 pm


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