My mother made this pie at Thanksgiving, and it's a great variation on apples and raisins with a hint of orange and cinnamon and cloves. She called it 'mock' because there is no meat involved. The filling mixture will keep for several days. Before using the filling, it's optional to stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of brandy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Stir the raisins, apples, orange zest, orange juice, and apple cider together in a pan. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until apples are very soft, about 20 minutes. Stir in the sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and soda crackers until well blended. Refrigerate until ready to use, or pour apple mixture into the prepared pie crust. Top with the second crust. Pinch and crimp edges to seal the crusts. Pierce the top crust in several places with a fork.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and bake until top is golden brown, about 30 minutes more. Cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

429 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 73.4g 24% DV; fat 15.2g 23% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 247.7mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2007
This was amazing! My English husband said it was even better than his Mum's! I substituted lemon zest for the orange zest and added some walnuts for a bit more texture and 2 tablespoons of dark rum - I didn't have brandy. Kudos! It was D-lish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2011
This was just OK IMO. It didn't quite have the taste I was after. I'll keep looking for a good mincemeat pie recipe. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2007
This was amazing! My English husband said it was even better than his Mum's! I substituted lemon zest for the orange zest and added some walnuts for a bit more texture and 2 tablespoons of dark rum - I didn't have brandy. Kudos! It was D-lish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2009
I am surprised to see that so few people have reviewed or tried this recipe. I love mincemeat pie and this recipe is far superior to anything you could buy in a store or by using jarred mincemeat. I made exactly as written and it came out perfect. The smell of the apples and cinnamon and cloves cooking is out of this world. The orange juice and apple cider add a lot to the pie. Made it at Christmas and again in Feb. Wonderful recipe- 5 stars Peggy Ann Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2011
Truly an awesome pie.It is moist and the apples are in equal dominance with the raisens in flavor with a hint of orange and good old fashioned spices!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2008
Loved it! I did need to add a about 1/2 cup more apple cider during the stovetop time or it would've dried out. I didn't have any rum left it out completely. Cooked it as a two crust pie. I have one son who is a big mincemeat (minus the meat) pie fan and so I always make one for him at holiday gatherings. He inhaled it and took the rest home with him! Will definitely make again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2009
I'd never had mincemeat before. Made it as directed with apples we had just picked. Had a lot of liquid so along with the saltines I stirred in some cornstarch I had dissolved in OJ. That kept the cut pieces from being too runny when we served it at room temperature. I had made a lattice-top. The taste was not orangey as I thought it would be considering the juice and zest and I even added a tbs of grand mariner to the stovetop mixture. The taste of cloves was a bit overpowering for me but my husband really enjoyed it. Would make it again with less cloves and maybe add nutmeg and vanilla. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
I made this for my grandfather and HE loved it..Almost ate the entire thing himself!! I have never been a big fan on Mincemeat pie.. but this one is awesome. the only alteration i made was I put a 1/2 shot of rum in the mixture just to zig things up.. came out great!! will definately make this again..Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2009
My mom always served store-bought mock mincemeat pie during the holidays and I always wanted to make my own. Loved the recipe and had great reviews! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2011
This recipe is perfect as written -- an exact replica of the mincemeat pie my mom used to make. I didn't think anyone else in the family would like it but it was the first pie to go at our last get-together. LOVE it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2011
This was just OK IMO. It didn't quite have the taste I was after. I'll keep looking for a good mincemeat pie recipe. Read More
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