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

Apple Mincemeat Pie

Rating: 4.8 stars
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: 4.81 stars
My brother taught me this recipe, and I love it so I decided to share this wonderful recipe with you.

Meatless Mincemeat Pie

Rating: 4.64 stars
A sweet mincemeat treat! May use brandy or apple juice in place of the rum.

Mincemeat Pie Filling

Rating: 4.35 stars
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.

Homemade Mince Pie with Crumbly Topping

Rating: 4.64 stars
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: 4.77 stars
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.

Green Tomato Mock Mincemeat Pie

Rating: 4.67 stars
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.

Blue Ribbon Mincemeat Pie Filling

Rating: 4.56 stars
An old-time delicious mincemeat pie filling. I have frozen this filling in zip-lock baggies, since I don't use a pressure canner. Apple cider can be used in place of brandy if preferred.

Classic Mincemeat Pie

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

Mincemeat II

Rating: 4.36 stars
I have used this for years. If you are a connoisseur of mincemeat, you will be able to tell this is a good recipe while you are cooking it, and you add the spices to the fruit, and it magically changes to that wonderful aroma of....mincemeat! If you want to, you can omit the meat in this recipe. I prefer peach or apricot brandy for this recipe. If desired you can use half beef and half pork rather than all pork.

Inspiration and Ideas

Mock Mincemeat Pie
Rating: Unrated
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.
Mincemeat Pie with Brandy Butter
Rating: Unrated
Get the lowdown on how to make marvelous mincemeat tartlets inspired by the Great British Bake Off, brandy butter and all. Green apples, spices, and a medley of candied fruits join the traditional ingredient, beef suet, for a flavorful and festive filling that you can make ahead of time.

Christmas Mince Pies

Rating: 5 stars

Tangy mince pies with a hint of orange in the pastry.