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.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the cooked beef, apples, raisins, sweet pickle vinegar, pineapple, orange, salt, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, sorghum and 1 cup beef broth. Store in the refrigerator or freeze until ready to use.

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Nutrition Facts

224.4 calories; 5.5 g protein; 43.7 g carbohydrates; 15.8 mg cholesterol; 136.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2005
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/24/2015
The taste was great but there was so much liquid I had to take pieces out with a spoon. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2005
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! Read More
(93)
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2003
As a former hater of MinceMeat this recipe has great flavor and taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2011
I hate all those recipes that claim to be genuine mincemeat yet don't even have any real meat in them which is the key ingredient. Thanks so much for this wonderful tradition recipe so much better than the canned stuff in grocery stores! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/24/2015
The taste was great but there was so much liquid I had to take pieces out with a spoon. Read More