"A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago. It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it. If preferred, use molasses instead of sorghum. Also, apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. This makes enough filling for 2 (9 inch) pies." — Dmarcks
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1 1/2 cups
diced cooked beef
1 1/2 cups
sweet pickle juice
orange, peeled, sectioned, and cut into bite-size
1 1/2 cups
My Father loves mincemeat pie. But he says it's very hard to find the "real" thing. Lots of "slop-in-a-jar" products out there. No good. I made a pie with this filling recipe. He LOVED it. He said this recipe is the true and authentic thing. I am very grateful for it and will use it again!
I made this pie for my father-in-law. I guess I did something wrong, but I followed the directions exactly...the recipe never states to cook the filling or reduce the liquid before baking. My pie had so much liquid in it we were forced to drain it. I drained almost 2 cups of liquid. The flavor I am told is great, but I would suggest reducing the mixture to a thicker consistancy on the stove , then baking.
As a former hater of MinceMeat, this recipe has great flavor and taste.
The ingredients looked not so good, but this has to be the best pie recipe I have ever made. I made it for our family's Thanksgiving dinner and everyone was very surprised that it actually had beef in it. Everyone went back for seconds! Excellent recipe and I will be making this for Christmas too!
I think maybe I did something wrong. Everything was great except for the orange pieces. They had a distinct bad taste after cooking the pie. Otherwise, very nice!
Growing up we made and canned our own mincemeat. We never put orange peal. Just apples, nuts and ground meat and spices. We use to make pies and turnovers. I have been trying to find a good recipes for some time. Thank you!
I made this filling for my dad who missed having mincemeat pie on Thanksgiving! The flavor was wonderful, and it was a very easy recipe. I am told that the pie is better a few days later. This may be a great make- ahead pie
Couldn't find sorghum up north here but used black strap molasses. Fantastic. My husband couldn't put whipping cream on something with meat. He had it for breakfast! Don't use the white membrane of the orange, just the meat and maybe the zest of the peel. The white part is bitter.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mincemeat Pie Filling
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 37
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