Mince (No Meat) Pie

This is the best pie there is. Beats out apple,cherry, and peach. Don’t mention pumpkin…yuk!
Thanks once again to Back Road Journal for this.

Mince (No Meat) Pie.

Mince (No Meat) Pie

* 1 large Golden Delicious apple (or similar sweet, flavorful apple)
* 1 large Granny Smith apple (or similar tart, flavorful apple)
* 1 cup golden raisins (sultanas or dark raisins can be used or a combination)
* 1 Tbsp. dark rum (for plumping)
* zest of 1/2 orange
* juice of 1/2 orange
* 2 tsp. lemon juice
* 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
* 4 or more Tbsp. dark rum
* 1 jar of Crosse and Blackwell Mincemeat
* Optional ingredients include chopped candied orange peel, or other dried fruit

Peel and dice apples to about the same size as the raisins. Add the lemon juice and toss. Plump the raisins with the 1 Tbsp. of rum. (I microwave covered for 10 seconds). Combine diced apples, plumped raisins, zest of the orange and juice, brown sugar and dark rum.

Put this mixture into a sealed container and let sit at room temperature for at least 4 days or more. Turn or shake the mixture every day. When you mince is to your liking add the jarred mincemeat. Mix well and let sit at least 2 more days. The longer your fruit mixture ages the better the taste will be.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 16:03:06

    Oh wow. That looks lovely. Any chance it’ll still work if I hold the rum? What about a substitute?


  2. Just A Smidgen
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 16:25:25

    Now that’s a perfect pie! I’m thinking I should attempt little tarts this year… so I could take this recipe and make them tiny:)


  3. Uppity Woman
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 18:19:53

    Jennifer. Not sure if it’s the rum you object to or the alcohol. If it’s rum, I have seen it made with brandy instead of rum. Also tasty. In fact, I like it better.If it’s the alcohol you object to, it’s traditionally an integral part of this rich pie’s ‘marinade’.

    And no John, you can’t make it with beer.


  4. ProudMilitaryMom
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 09:36:55

    Jennifer- if you want to eliminate the booze- plump the fruit with apple cider or orange juice- whichever you prefer.


  5. Uppity Woman
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 11:39:31

    Dang I just KNEW Mom would figure it out.


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