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Modern Mincemeat

Type: Fruit
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 24 people

Recipe Ingredients

5 cups 730g / 25ozChopped peeled Granny Smith apples - abt 4 apples
1   Quince - peeled, chopped
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozChopped dried plums - (4 oz)
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozChopped dried sliced persimmons - (4 oz)
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozDried sour cherries - (5 oz)
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozGolden raisins
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozChopped pitted dates
2 tablespoons 30mlMinced candied ginger
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlFreshly-ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlFreshly-ground cardamom
1 cup 198g / 7ozSugar
3 cups 711mlApple cider
1 cup 237mlScotch
2   Cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon 15mlGrated orange zest

Recipe Instructions

Combine the apples, quince, plums, persimmons, sour cherries, raisins, dates, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, sugar, apple cider, Scotch, cinnamon and zest in a 5-quart saucepot. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally, then cover and simmer over low heat, 1 hour. Stir occasionally.

Remove the mincemeat from the heat and let cool to warm. Remove the cinnamon sticks. Place in a nonmetallic bowl or container, then cover and chill overnight.

This recipe yields about 6 cups for 20 to 24 servings.

Each of 24 servings: 155 calories; 5 mg. sodium; 0 cholesterol; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 38 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein; 2.97 grams fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 12-18-2002


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