Someone asked me for the recipe for the vegetarian mincemeat filling that I made, so here it is.
Vegetarian Mincemeat Pie Filling
8 ounces of dark raisins
8 ounces of currants
4 ounces of golden raisins
1 large, firm apple unpeeled, cored, and diced
2 ounces of candied orange peel chopped
4 ounces of Crisco, cut into small pieces
1 cup of packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon each of ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice
zest and juice of one lemon, and of one orange
3 tablespoons of brandy
1. Mix ingredients well
2. Heat on low on the stove until the Crisco is completely melted and the mix is well heated.
3 Remove from heat, cool, then stir in the brandy.
Put it in a covered container in the refrigerator. Best when stands for a couple of weeks before you use it. Kept cold, it can keep for a year, or you may can it with a pressure canner.