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buzzardbreath Oct 29, 2012 09:03 AM

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!...

  1. todao Oct 29, 2012 09:06 PM

    You'd probably have better luck using the Vegetarian & Vegan board:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/89

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      buzzardbreath Oct 30, 2012 10:51 AM

      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! ;-)

    2. Antilope Oct 29, 2012 09:04 PM

      Haven't tried these:

      Lemon Mincemeat from 1934
      http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CykiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=K6QFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2324%2C7888762

      All-Fruit Mincemeat from 1991
      http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=S5E_AAAAIBAJ&sjid=xlUMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3716%2C435019

      Pineapple Mincemeat, Lemon Mincemeat from 1955
      http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

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        Antilope Oct 29, 2012 09:16 PM

        Haven't tried these:

        Dieter's Mincemeat from 1975
        http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=whBXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=YEMNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5329%2C4521045

        Meatless Christmas Mincemeat from 1986
        http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jcEyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Ze8FAAAAIBAJ&pg=1365%2C5935697

        Butter Mincemeat from 1965
        http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

      2. Savour Oct 29, 2012 10:15 AM

        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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          buzzardbreath Oct 29, 2012 11:47 AM

          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
            Savour Oct 29, 2012 12:55 PM

            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 http://www.culinarydistrict.com
            )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.

            Read more: http://savour-fare.com/2010/12/07/min...

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              buzzardbreath Oct 29, 2012 02:47 PM

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

        2. paulj Oct 29, 2012 09:16 AM

          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.

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