Joanne B. requested a recipe for " mincemeat pie made with apples
and other fruits and did not contain any meat".
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This is a recipe Mother used from the old Betty Crocker cookbook:
In a bowl, mix together 1 1/3 Cups sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon,1/4 tsp
ground cloves, and 1/4 tsp ground ginger.
Add 1 1/2 Cups finely chopped pared apples, 1 Cup raisins, 1/2 Cup canned jellied
cranberry sauce, broken up, 1/3 Cup coarsely chopped walnuts, 1 tsp grated orange
peel, 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel, and 1/4 Cup lemon juice.
Line 9 inch pie plate with pastry. Fill. Dot with butter or margarine. Adjust top crust
over filling, tucking edge under rim of bottom crust. Seal. Crimp edge. Cut design in top
crust to let steam escape.
Bake in hot (400') oven for 30-35 minutes or until browned. Serve warm.
Joanne, this is an old recipe that has been in my family for several generations.
Green Tomato Mincemeat
6 cups finely chopped green tomatoes
6 cups chopped apples
3 cups raisins
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup water
4 cups brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
3/4 tsp allspice
2 tsp salt
Put chopped tomatoes into pot, cover with cold water. Bring to a boil; boil for 1
minute. Drain well, repeat process 2 more times. (This gets rid of the bitter taste
from the green tomatoes.) Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Turn to low
heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring often, until thick. Put into jars & seal. Use in tarts
or pies as needed.
Note: My mother says you can also buy pre-made mincemeat & add chopped
apples & raisins to it.
This recipe served me well when I was a vegetarian and I still enjoy making it.
MOCK MINCE PIE
Pare, core & slice 4 MEDIUM TART APPLES
In a pot, put the apples and add 1 1/2 CUP SEEDLESS RAISINS. Combine.
Add, 1 GRATED ORANGE RIND, JUICE OF THAT ORANGE and 1/2 CUP
FRUIT JUICE OR CIDER.
Cover and simmer until apples are soft.
Blend together 3/4 CUP SUGAR,
1/2 TEASPOON CINNAMON; THE SAME OF CLOVES; 1/4
TEASPOON NUTMEG and 2 or 3 TABLESPOONS FINELY CRUSHED
Add 1 or 2 TABLESPOONS BRANDY.
Line a pie pan and fill with the mock mince mix. Cover with top crust or lattice.
Bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes.
NOTE: Mix will keep in the refrigerator for several days. Kathie from Kaneohe,
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