All fruit Mincemeat

This is my dad’s favorite holiday pie ! I started making my own years ago so I would always have plenty on hand for making dad’s holiday pies ! I use all fruit…no beef suet or meat. It is full of that unmistakeable flavor….it will put you in a holiday mood ! I hope you try it and enjoy making it as much as I do !

  • 10 – 12 large apples ( I use a variety…type doesn’t matter )
  • 4 whole navel oranges….chopped finely in a food processor
  • 2 large containers of raisins
  • 2 cups of chopped dates
  • 2 lbs brown sugar
  • 1 teaspon each: nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger
  • orange juice and apple juice ….start with 2 cups mixed….add more as needed

Core and chop the apples…..grind the oranges ( peel and all )

add those to a stock pot….then add the raisins and dates….and the spices ,sugar and 2 cups of mixed juice.

Turn the heat to low and bring to a simmer. Stir frequently to prevent burning. Adjust the heat as necessary . This whole process will take about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Add more juice if it seems to dry ( though you don’t want it loose and runny )

you will need 10 – 12 pint jars .

fill your washed and sterilized jars with the hot mincemeat


clean the rims….add the lids…process in a waterbath for 20 minutes…..remove from the canner…set on a cloth kitchen towel or newspaper…..leave alone to cool till the next day

now you have mincemeat for your holiday pies! You will love it!!

Published by mothergoose53

I am a master pastry chef, a culinary chef, a mom, grandma, daughter, sister and auntie ! I love sharing my knowledge of food with everyone ! I got started by baking and cooking with my mom. I am one of 6 kids.. #3 !! There was always a big group to cook for, lots of kiddos , 2 parents and sometimes friends . That's where it all began . I hope you enjoy my blog ! Welcome to my world of food !!

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