The Baking Bug Bites Again

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.

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