Old English Mince for Pies and Tarts

Just add pastry for the perfect three-raisin mince pie.
  • Yields 2 1/2 quarts
  • Details

    • Serving Size: 1/3 cup


    • 4 cups California natural raisins
    • 3 cups California Zante currants
    • 1 cup California golden raisins
    • 3 cups unpeeled grated apple
    • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
    • Grated peel of 2 lemons
    • Juice of 2 lemons
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • Brandy


    Mix all ingredients together except brandy. Spoon into jars and barely cover with brandy. Close securely and allow to stand in a cool dark place at least one month but the longer, the better. Makes enough to bake in 4 pies, or spoon into 32 individual tart shells. Garnish with whipped cream and walnut halves; if desired.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 160 (1% from fat); Total Fat 0g (sat 0g, mono 0g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 1g; Carbohydrate 41g; (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 38g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 10mg; Calcium 32mg; Potassium 362mg

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