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Mincemeat for Pies, Mrs. Fitzhugh Lee's

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Category: Pies

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Beef
  • 2 lb Currants
  • 2 lb Raisins
  • 1 lb Citron, shredded
  • 2 lb Suet beef, chopped fine
  • 1 1/4 lb Candied lemon peel
  • 4 lb Apples, peeled, cored and
  • -diced
  • 2 lb Sultana raisins
  • 2 lb Sugar
  • 2 Whole nutmeg, grated
  • 1/4 oz Cloves
  • 1/2 oz Cinnamon
  • 1/4 oz Mace
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 Whole lemons, juiced, rinds
  • -grated
  • 2 Whole oranges, juiced, rinds
  • -grated


Simmer the meat gently until tender and when perfectly cold, chop it fine.
Stone the raisins, shred the citron, pare, core and chop the apples. Chop
the suet fine.

Mix the dry ingredients, then add the juice and rinds of oranges and

Pack in a stone jar, cover close and keep cool.

This mincemeat will keep all winter

The rule is an old one and said to have come from the Custis family in the
beginning. According to Virginia tradition, the Widow Custis who became
Mrs. Washington, made famous mince pies.

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