Mincemeat Pie Filling

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  • Published Jan 9th
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  • Servings16
  • Calories224
A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago. It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it. If preferred, use molasses instead of sorghum. Also, apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. This makes enough filling for 2 (9 inch) pies.

Mincemeat Pie Filling Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Mincemeat Pie Filling for 16 servings:

  • 1 1/2 cups diced cooked beef
  • 4 cups chopped apples
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 large orange, peeled, sectioned, and cut into bite-size
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup sorghum
  • 1 cup beef broth

Mincemeat Pie Filling Cooking Instructions

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To cook Mincemeat Pie Filling, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The following are the steps to cook Mincemeat Pie Filling easily:

  1. 1 Combine the cooked beef, apples, raisins, sweet pickle vinegar, pineapple, orange, salt, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, sorghum and 1 cup beef broth. Store in the refrigerator or freeze until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 224 calories; 4.1 grams of fat; 43.7 grams of carbohydrates; 5.5 grams of protein; 16 milligrams of cholesterol; 136 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 26th 2011

    I hate all those recipes that claim to be genuine mincemeat yet don't even have any real meat in them, which is the key ingredient. Thanks so much for this wonderful tradition recipe, so muc ...

  2. Nov 30th 2011

    Couldn't find sorghum up north here but used black strap molasses. Fantastic. My husband couldn't put whipping cream on something with meat. He had it for breakfast! Don't use the white ...

  3. Dec 2nd 2010

    I made this filling for my dad who missed having mincemeat pie on Thanksgiving! The flavor was wonderful, and it was a very easy recipe. I am told that the pie is better a few days later. T ...

  4. Nov 24th 2008

    I made this pie for my father-in-law. I guess I did something wrong, but I followed the directions exactly...the recipe never states to cook the filling or reduce the liquid before baking. M ...

  5. Dec 4th 2007

    The ingredients looked not so good, but this has to be the best pie recipe I have ever made. I made it for our family's Thanksgiving dinner and everyone was very surprised that it actually h ...

  6. Dec 20th 2006

    Growing up we made and canned our own mincemeat. We never put orange peal. Just apples, nuts and ground meat and spices. We use to make pies and turnovers. I have been trying to find a g ...

  7. Nov 26th 2006

    I think maybe I did something wrong. Everything was great except for the orange pieces. They had a distinct bad taste after cooking the pie. Otherwise, very nice!

  8. Dec 22nd 2005

    My Father loves mincemeat pie. But he says it's very hard to find the "real" thing. Lots of "slop-in-a-jar" products out there. No good. I made a pie with this filling recipe. He LOVED ...

  9. Nov 20th 2000

    As a former hater of MinceMeat, this recipe has great flavor and taste.