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Old 12-15-2007, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Homemade mincemeat sounds great. I love mincemeat pies, but haven't made one for years. The frozen pies are just not that special. It's my impression that the jarred mincemeat is less common (maybe not featured) in stores than it used to be this time of year. Wondering if mincemeat pie is becoming a "historical" food for those of us who don't make our own. Many young folks don't know what it is.
My wife makes it for me. She didn't know what it was until she met me. She uses the Nonesuch in the box, which has meat in it. She picked up some in the jar but that seems to be meatless.
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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My wife makes it for me. She didn't know what it was until she met me. She uses the Nonesuch in the box, which has meat in it. She picked up some in the jar but that seems to be meatless.
Nonesuch is the only one I'll but too. The other one in the jar is icky...I'm not big on mincemeat, but everyone else likes it, so I have to make it
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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Nonesuch is the only one I'll but too. The other one in the jar is icky...I'm not big on mincemeat, but everyone else likes it, so I have to make it
Have to put vanilla ice cream on it! --At least that does it for me!
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I made a mince pie today, using the nonsuch in a box. It tasted good when i sampled the filling.
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Mince Meat: Using Venison

2 cups chopped meat--venison or beef
5 cups chopped apples
1 cup Molasses
3 cups maple sugar, (packed well into cup)
1 cup vinegar
1 cup water in which meat has been boiled *
3 cups chopped raisins
1/2 cup suet chopped
2 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 tsps ground cloves, 1 tsp allspice, 1 tsp nutmeg
3 teaspoons salt

Cook several hours slowly and pack into sterilized jars.
Bake mince pie at 450 degrees for 10 mins and then for 30 at 350.

*I am not sure but I think you boil the meat before "chopping" it which I take to mean a coarse grind thru food chopper.
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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Smile Soft Molasses Cookies

1 egg
1 cup sugar
1 t. salt
1 t. ginger
1/2 t each, cinnamon and cloves
1 c. lard
1 c. molasses
4 t. soda
1 c. sour milk
Flour to make dough very stiff.

Roll out quite thick, and cut with a large cutter. Bake in a hot oven and put away while still warm. An old cup towel placed in the jar around them helps to keep them soft.
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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My grandma taught me how to make fondant and do hand-dipped chocolates, but that is really something you have to be SHOWN. Lessons in ME, next year??
yes yes yes!!
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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yes yes yes!!
Glad I have a taker.. that means we can make, we can BOTH share and (hopefully!) keep the carbs down to where no one gains more than they can loose in a good week of xcoutry skiing, snowshoeing, shoveling or weights at the gym.
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Durham NC-for now
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Default Remember Harris' Molasses Donuts?

Is Harris Donuts still around? They used to make yummy molasses donuts.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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oh Moxie!! I remember Harris donuts! there used to be a building for them in Perry near the old school (now 45th Parallel). The building now is a feed and tack store...hmmm....and might be for sale. I don't remember when they went out of business...I'll have to google it
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