True Mince Meat Pie
By JoSele Swopes JODIE57
My family all being ranchers has made true mince meat pie...they even canned it so they would have it available....this is so much better than what you buy at the store which is mock...You can usually but venison at any meat market (butcher) or Trader Joe;s should have it....
Mincemeat developed as a way of preserving meat without salting or smoking some 500 years ago in England, where mince pies are still considered an essential accompaniment to holiday dinners just like the traditional plum pudding. This pie is a remnant of a medieval tradition of spiced meat dishes, usually minced mutton, that have survived because of its association with Christmas. This pies have also been known as Christmas Pies. Mince pie as part of the Christmas table had long been an English custom.
Today, we are accustomed to eating mince pie as a dessert, but actually "minced" pie and its follow-up "mincemeat pie" began as a main course dish with with more meat than fruit (a mixture of meat, dried fruits, and spices). As fruits and spices became more plentiful in the 17th century, the spiciness of the pies increased accordingly.
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In a large pot, combine meat, and cider, raisins, and cherries or currants (prefer currants), and spices.