The Yankee Chef: Perfect mincemeat


Perfect mincemeat

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups orange juice

1 cup orange marmalade

1 cup each raisins or golden raisins, dried cranberries and diced, dried apricots.

2 tart apples

3 tablespoons molasses

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon each salt, nutmeg and ginger

2 teaspoons rum extract

Directions: In a large saucepan, whisk orange juice and marmalade. Peel, core and chop apples and add to juice mixture along with remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring well. Reduce temperature to low and simmer 30 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir often while simmering. Remove from heat, transfer to bowl, stir in rum extract and cover to refrigerate for at least 24 hours before using in pies, cookies or anything you can think of.

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