Homemade Mincemeat aka Apple/cranberry tarts

This is one recipe, I promise you, you will keep and use for years to come. I wish it was mine, but it is ‘borrowed’ from Anna Olsen. I have made this up for the last three years now and it is a keeper. It is fresh, tasty and so darn yummy. Don says  never buy the stuff in a jar ever again.

  • 2 peeled and grated Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground Allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ground Nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brandy

Mix this all together and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. This will allow the flavors to mellow together.

Remove from the refrigerator and now add 1/4 cup melted butter. Add to your tart shells and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool in the pans before removing. When serving, you can warm them up and add a generous dollop of whipped cream.

You definitely will exclaim: “Damn these are good and I did it”.


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