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Mince Meat Recipe

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Kathleen Hooper


1 qt of apples, measured after chopping
1/4 c candied orange peel
Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
1/4 c candied lemon peel
Grated rind and juice of 1 orange
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c candied fruit
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cloves
2 lbs lean beef
3 c raisins
1/2 lb citron
1/2 c molasses
2 tsp salt
1/2 c brandy
1 lb suet
1 c currants
1 c sugar
1/2 c sherry
1 c cider

Chop beef and suet very fine and mix.
Add chopped apples.
Chop raisins, candied fruit, candied lemon and orange peel, and slice the citron.
Add to the meat and suet with the currants, spices, and salt.
Mix and add the sugar, molasses, lemon and orange juice; when well mixed add the brandy, sherry, and cider.
It should stand several days before using to ripen or blend, and should keep all winter.
Two cupfuls of hard cider may be used in the place of the brandy and sherry and the quantities of beef, suet, and apples may be doubled to the amount of fruit given if desired. If this is done be careful to add sufficient moistening , and remember that the liquor is added to keep the mince-meat, not especially for flavoring , as the quantity is so small that this is disseminated in cooking.

Bake with under and top crust.

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Minerva Kathleen Merritt Hooper (1917 - 2001)
Married Earl Leroy Hooper (1912 - 2002) Sept 1935.

Selected recipes from "The Enterprising Housekeeper" 6th Edition, by Helen Louise Johnson, Copyright 1906. Given to Kathleen Hooper in 1935 by Grandma Hooper up home. Grandma Hooper "up home" - Lavina Francla Barker Hooper (3/5/1869 - 1/30/1952) married in 1883 to Byron David Hooper (5/16/1861 - 1/30/1940).




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