Mincemeat Filling

Mincemeat Filling

Katie R
Edited on Dec 06, 2006

Always a Christmas favorite. Use to make pies or tarts. Enough to make 4 pies. See related recipe for this, called Mince Pie.


1 cup ground beef or pork suet (aka beef/pork fat)
6 cups peeled and cored chopped apples
1 cup apple juice
2 cups raisins
2 cups currants
2 cups cut candied citron
3 lemons, juice and grated rind
4 cups brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
4 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1 tbsp. brandy or rum flavoring (optional)


Combine first 13 ingredients in large saucepan. Heat, stirring often until mixture comes to a simmer. Simmer, stirring often, about 30 minutes.

Stir in brandy if desired. Cool. Freeze in cartons or store in refigerator for several month. Makes 8 cups (2L).

For Mince Pie recipe that goes along with this mince filling recipe, please look up Mince Pie recipe.

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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