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My Mom's mincemeat cake/muffins

This is a really old recipe and I could use some help deciphering . It comes from Dewey, OK so I don't think I'm breaking any rules.

1 cup wesson oil mixed well with
2 cups sugar
1 small box mincemeat prepared as for pie(?)
1 cup buttermilk and 3 eggs with 1 tsp soda disolved in the mixture
2 cups flour
1 cup walnuts best
1 tsp salt, vanilla, cinnnamon cloves, nutmeg

bake in bundt pan 1 hour at 375

I never did the icing, but the icing is
1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 egg, 1/2 stick butter or oleo (isn't that cute?)
cook at any consistency you like and add 1/2 cup raisens and 1/2 cup nuts.

I think I can translate everything except the small box of mincemeat. I think I made this a couple of years ago with a jar of mincemeat.

Can anyone help me? I tried a mincemeat muffin recipe today and it is not like momma's.

Thank you and merry Christmas.

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  1. The box of mincemeat is probably the kind that you have to reconstitute - I think the brand is None Such? I use a combination of it, and the Crosse jar of mince meat when making pies - with a nice douse of Old Overholt Rye, to boot. Good luck with making this - sounds good to me.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      I agree! The clue is "prepared as for pie" which suggests you're reconstituting the condensed mincemeat. It's a surprisingly good product, and your supermarket should have it this time of year. http://www.shopfoodex.com/borden-none...

      Sounds like a great recipe, BTW. I love mincemeat!

    2. thank you for replying. I have to tell you I lost the recipe and this board just saved me. I had mom's recipe on my desktop and cannot find it. You answered my question and the post saved something important to me.

      Thank you all and Merry Christmas. I now have it in my special cache.

      1. Do you know what size bundt pan was used? My grandfather used to make Mincemeat squares using the condensed mincemeat, and I was too young to appreciated them. I do like mincemeat pie, and wish I would have written down my grandpaps recipe while he was still around. I will be trying this recipe, thanks.

        1. Huge mincemeat fan and would love to try this recipe. How much (in cups) would you use of mincemeat from the jar to substitute for the package of reconstitute?

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          1. re: SpareRib

            The time I made it, I believe I used enough to make a pie and think I baked it in two bread pans. I don't like mincemeat and it was fabulous. I'm going to make it as muffins tomorrow using a regular jar of made of mincemeat (enough to make a pie.)

            I'll let you guys know how it turns out.

          2. Delia Smith makes a quick Christmas cake using mincemeat.

            http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/la...