This is truly an old-fashion homemade mincemeat recipe that is actually made with meat in it. Unfortunately, most people have never tasted a true old-fashioned mincemeat pie (also called mince pie). The flavor of real mincemeat pie (not the bottled version purchased at your local store) is sort of like a Middle Eastern mixture of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. You will love this recipe.
History: Today, we are accustomed to eating mince pie as a dessert, but actually “minced” pie and its follow-up “mincemeat pie” began as a main course dish with more meat than fruit (a mixture of meat, dried fruits, and spices). As fruits and spices became more plentiful in the 17th century, the spiciness of the pies increased accordingly. Learn more about the History of Mincemeat.
This is my grandmother’s actual recipe for mincemeat. My mother always made this mincemeat recipe every Thanksgiving and Christmas for our holiday mincemeat pies. Learn more about mincemeat and check out my family’s favorite Mincemeat Pie Recipe.
Grandma’s Homemade Mincemeat Recipe:
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