Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Good Fillings... Mincemeat Pie Filling

Mincemeat Pie Filling (with Suet and Meat)
Found on Canning Only Recipes - Found on Pinterest

Yield: About 7 quarts

2 cups finely chopped suet

4 lbs ground beef or (4 lbs ground venison and 1 lb sausage)

5 quarts chopped apples

2 lbs dark seedless raisins or cranberries

1 lb golden raisins or cranberries

2 quarts apple cider

2 Tbsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp ground nutmeg

5 cups sugar

2 Tbsp salt

Cook suet and meat in water to avoid browning.

Peel, core, and quarter apples.

Put meat, suet and apples through food grinder using a medium blade or use a pulse on a food processor.

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and simmer 1 hour or until slightly thickened. Stir often.

Fill jars with hot mixture leaving 1 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and refill if necessary to 1 inch headspace.

With a paper towel that has white vinegar clean the rim of the jars to get a good seal.

Add your hot lids/rings and process in your pressure canner for 90 minutes at 10 lbs of pressure for weighted gauge and 11lbs for dial gauge.

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