This truly is Excellent Lemon Mincemeat and perfect for tarts, pies, cookies and other desserts. It’s a glorious treat for Autumn baking and seasonal holidays.

Excellent Lemon Mincemeat
Recipe type: Pies
Serves: 0
  • 2 large lemons
  • 4 apples
  • 1/4 pound candied lemon peel
  • 1/2 Cup Crisco shortening
  • 1 pound currants
  • 1/2 Cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 Cup chopped nuts
  • 1 3/4 Cups sugar
  1. Extract juice from lemons and remove pips.
  2. Now put lemons into saucepan, cover with cold water, and boil until lemon feels quite tender.
  3. Change water at least twice, drain and pound peel to a paste, add apples, cored, peeled and chopped, candied lemon peel, Crisco, currants, raisins, salt, spices, lemon juice, nuts and sugar.
  4. Put into jar and cover.
  5. This mincemeat is excellent for pies and tartlets.

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