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Homemade Mince Meat Pie


1 lb. beef stew meat
4 lb. apples
4 oz. suet
15 oz. pkg. raisins
2 1/2 c. sugar
2 1/2 c. water
2 c. dried currants
1/2 c. chopped, mixed candied fruit and peels


1 c. orange juice 1 tsp. grated lemon peel 1/4 c. lemon juice 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp. ground mace Pastry for 2 crust 9-inch pie

Cover beef with water. Simmer, covered, until tender about 2 hours. Drain, cool. Peel, core and cut up apples. Put beef, apples and suet through coarse blade of food grinder. In kettle, combine all ingredients EXCEPT pastry. Cover; simmer 1 hour. Stir often. Line 9 inch pie plate with pastry, and fill with 3 cups mincemeat. Put top crust on; seal edges and cut slits. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Freeze remaining mincemeat in 3-cup portions.

Makes 12 cups.

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