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Old-Fashioned Mincemeat Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joyce Knoll
Added: Monday, October 26, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 cups (about 2 lb.) lean beef, cooked and finely chopped (by hand or using a food chopper)
3 quarts (about 12 medium) tart apples, pared, cored and finely chopped
2 large oranges, peeled, seeded and finely chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
1/3 cup finely chopped orange peel (2 oranges)
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 lbs. (about three 11 oz. pkg.) currants
3 lbs. raisins (half golden, half dark)
4-2/3 cups (2 lb.) packed dark brown sugar
1 tbsp. each; salt, cinnamon and allspice
2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. ginger
1 quart sweet cider or apple juice (or 3 cups juice and 1 cup brandy)

Directions:
Directions:
Mix together all ingredients EXCEPT brandy in a large pot; simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Remove from heat and stir in brandy (optional). Pack into clear, hot pint or quart jars, leaving 1 headspace; seal. Process pints or quarts in pressure canner 20 minutes at 10 pounds pressure at altitudes below 2,000 feet. Yield: about 14 pints or 7 quarts.

 

 

 

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