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Oct 29, 2012 09:03 AM

ISO Vegan-style Mincemeat Recipe

I am searching for a recipe for mincemeat pie filling, preferably without suet or green tomato. Does anyone have a recipe you would recommend? Thanks in advance!...

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  1. In the Joy of Cooking mock (the no meat version) mincemeat recipe, the main ingredient is tart apples or a mix of apples and green tomatoes.

    1. My mincemeat recipes has apples, raising, currants, orange peel and butter. I suppose you could sub in coconut oil, but it might affect the flavor ...

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      1. re: Savour

        Your recipe sounds like just the thing. The butter would be fine. I am basically trying to avoid the suet and ground meat in most mincemeat recipes, just personal preference. Would you mind sharing your recipe, if possible, please? I would be grateful. Thanks.

        1. re: buzzardbreath

          For the mincemeat filling:
          Adapted from the Baker’s Field Guide to Christmas Cookies, by Dede Wilson
          1 apple, peeled cored, and finely diced
          1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter
          2 cups packed dark brown sugar
          1 cup raisins
          3/4 cup golden raisins
          3/4 cup dried currants
          juice and zest from 1 small lemon
          1/4 cup finely diced candied orange peel (Use good quality — I like the stuff I get from
          )1/4 cup brandy

          Make the mincemeat – combine all the ingredients except the brandy in a large saucepan, heat to a boil, turn down the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in brandy and simmer for 5 more minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

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          1. re: Savour

            This sounds wonderful! I will let you know how it turns out. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

      2. Haven't tried these:

        Lemon Mincemeat from 1934

        All-Fruit Mincemeat from 1991

        Pineapple Mincemeat, Lemon Mincemeat from 1955

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        1. You'd probably have better luck using the Vegetarian & Vegan board:

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          1. re: todao

            I'm still getting the hang of posting topics...sorry for the confusion. I'm not looking for vegan per se, just a meatless-tomatoless recipe (personal taste preference). Many thanks to all for the recipes! These ought to get me started in the mincemeat making! ;-)