Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Little Mince Pies Filling

    INGREDIENTS

  • Homemade Mincemeat
  • 3 pounds beef
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 pounds suet
  • 4 pounds apples
  • 3 pounds dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons each of:
  • cinnamon
  • mace
  • cloves
  • nutmeg
  • 2 pounds currants
  • 3 pounds raisins
  • 1 pound almonds, blanched and chopped
  • 2 pounds citron, cubed
  • 5 lemons, juice and grated rind
  • 1 quart grape juice, or cooking brandy
  • 3 cups cider
  • Details

  • Prep Time: N/A
  • Difficulty:
  • Cost: N/A
  • For Ages: 3+
  • Origin: England

DIRECTIONS

Cover meat with water and simmer, with salt, until tender. Cool in liquid and then remove meat and put through chopper, using coarse blade. Chop together suet and apples which have been peeled, cored, and sliced. Combine the two mixtures. Then add sugar, spices, raisins, currants, citron, fruit juices and rind, and meat stock. Simmer 2 hours. Add blanched chopped almonds.

Pack in fruit jars and ripen a month before using. Store in refrigerator and use as required.

Recipe Source: Feast-Day Cakes from Many Lands by Dorothy Gladys Spicer, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The first steps toward liturgical renewal 3 hours ago
Boycott Apple? No; the effort is doomed to fail. 6 hours ago
Church Fathers: St. Justin Martyr 17 hours ago
Zooming toward Easter 18 hours ago
Why homosexuals need not worry over the Indiana law 20 hours ago

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13