Mincemeat Pie Recipes

What is mincemeat, exactly, besides delicious? Here are the most sumptuous mincemeat pie recipes, and recipes for mincemeat, with or without actual meat.

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Mincemeat III

Rating: 5 stars 8
This meatless recipe won 2nd prize at the county fair for pie filling. I like to use apricot or peach brandy in this recipe.

Old Time Mincemeat Pie

Rating: 5 stars 13
An old-fashioned mincemeat pie filling made with meat and sour cherries.

Apple Mincemeat Pie

Rating: 5 stars 6
An easy and very tasty mincemeat pie with an apple base. My stepdad asks for me to make him this pie every Friday!

Mini Orange Mince Pies

Rating: 5 stars 27
My brother taught me this recipe, and I love it so I decided to share this wonderful recipe with you.

Meatless Mincemeat Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
This meatless mincemeat pie is a sweet treat! May use brandy or apple juice in place of the rum.

Mincemeat Pie Filling

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
Many years ago, a friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat pie filling made with simple ingredients. It's so good that even those who don't care for mincemeat pie will like it. This recipe makes enough to fill two 9-inch pies.

Homemade Mince Pie with Crumbly Topping

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
This pie has no meat in it (it's a 'mock' mincemeat pie). It doesn't use mincemeat mixes or prepared pie crusts. It's homemade, like ma (or grandma) used to make. Enjoy it! I made it for my father for Father's Day (he loves mince pie).

Green Tomato Mincemeat

Rating: 5 stars 22
This makes about 30 pints of mincemeat. Have on hand 30 pint canning jars with brand-new rings and lids. Reusing old lids is not recommended. A delicious way to use green tomatoes. The recipe came from my grandfather, and our family has been making it forever! Use straight from the jar for pies, cookies, muffins, or cake.

Classic Mincemeat Pie

Rating: 5 stars 2
Talk about quick and easy! In under an hour you can prep, bake and serve this classic mincemeat pie.

Green Tomato Mock Mincemeat Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This recipe is 'The Holidays' for me. I remember the smell filling the house 60 years ago when my mom was cooking it. At the end of the tomato season, when the remaining tomatoes in the garden will not ripen, this is a great use for them. A note from my mother: I put a heaping teaspoon of tapioca on the bottom crust before I fill it. It will absorb some of the liquid.

Mock Mincemeat Pie

Rating: 5 stars 24
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Christmas Mince Pies
Rating: Unrated 1
Tangy mince pies with a hint of orange in the pastry.
Mum's Mincemeat
Rating: Unrated 1
My Mum's recipe from Lancashire, UK. I have taken over the yearly family tradition for making mincemeat. You will want to make this early- to mid-November to allow it to ferment and the flavors to mingle in time for Christmas.