A delicious, not-so-common mincemeat. Excellent way to use all those extra pears!

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Ingredients

96
Original recipe yields 96 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot, combine the sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and salt. Mix well.

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  • Into the same pot, add the pears, orange, lemon, apple and apricot. Mash together.

  • Stir in the grape juice, vinegar, raisins, and currants. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Simmer, uncovered, until thick.

  • Spoon into hot sterilized jars to within 1/4 inch of jar top. Seal. Check seal the top of the lid lid should not move when pressed. If seal isn't good refrigerate and use within 1 week. If stored in well sealed containers in refrigerator, it keeps at least one year!

Nutrition Facts

101.9 calories; 0.5 g protein; 26.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 25.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Put this over cream cheese to be spread over crackers and it is absolutely WONDERFUL! Everyone that I have served it to has asked for the recipe. It takes awhile to make but isn't hard. Its great to have on hand for unexpected guest. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Put this over cream cheese to be spread over crackers and it is absolutely WONDERFUL! Everyone that I have served it to has asked for the recipe. It takes awhile to make but isn't hard. Its great to have on hand for unexpected guest. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Put this over cream cheese to be spread over crackers and it is absolutely WONDERFUL! Everyone that I have served it to has asked for the recipe. It takes awhile to make but isn't hard. Its great to have on hand for unexpected guest. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2006
This is a fantastic recipe! We have a pear tree and this is a tasty way to use them up. I add dried cherries to the fruit mix and 1 cup of brandy just prior to processing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2015
Wonderful way to use pears from our trees. Mixed with a chopped apple and baked in a pie. Best ever mincemeat pie. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2014
This is a excellent recipe that I have made six times mostly with all apple and I have held off reviewing since I altered it. This was the first time I made it exact to recipe as recommended including pears and it was great both ways. I weighed the fruit and found that diced and added together with dried fruits it was a level 8 quarts so I just use an 8 quart bowl for measuring fruits. I usually get 6 quarts after cooking so I think the pints yield (12 cups) might be wrong. Northern spies worked the best the 20 ouncer apples I just used were not as dense and released a lot of air in the sealing/cooling stage after processing. Curious if others have the same higher yield. Read More