Blue-Ribbon Mincemeat Pie Filling


  • 6 cups lean ground beef
  • 12 cups chopped apples, peeled and cored
  • 6 cups raisins
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 1/2 cups white sugar
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef thoroughly, being sure not to overbrown it.
  2. Place chopped apples and the cooked ground beef in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is made up of pea sized chunks
  3. In a non-stick skillet combine the apples and ground beef mixture with the raisins, apple cider, ground cinnamon, ground allspice, ground nutmeg and the white sugar. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Cool filling to lukewarm and pour into freezer bags (2 cups per bag). Freeze filling until needed. One baggie will fill one 8 inch double crust pie. Thaw filling before using.


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