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.

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