Dad's Mincemeat

Dad's  Mincemeat Recipe

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Jane Whittaker


This is the gang that I would love to share this with. I would hesitate to share this with any one but this group of cooks.
My Dad when I made this said it was just like his mom made.
You will need pint canning jars and some kind of large pot to do a water bath on these.


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makes 5 1/2 pints ,
1 Hr
1 Hr 25 Min


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  • 5 1/2 lb
    (1/2 peck) green tomatoes
  • 1 lb
    chopped tart apples
  • 1/2 c
    citron, ground
  • 1/2 c
    orange juice
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    ground suet ask the butcher for this
  • 2 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    whole cloves, cracked
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 lb
    dark seedless raisins

How to Make Dad's Mincemeat


  1. Wash tomatoes, cut into chunks, chop fine.
  2. Put all other ingredients in pot except raisins. Put spices in a bag.
  3. Cook on low heat for 1 hour, stirring frequently, add raisins, cook until thick.
  4. Remove spice bag, fill jars, and put into hot water bath for 25 minutes.

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About Dad's Mincemeat

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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