Here is one of those recipes that just sounds old fashioned. I personally, cannot stand mincemeat. My father happens to love it. I think it is vile and evil. (Notice how vile and evil are all the same letters… it’s not a coincidence, I’m sure!) That being said, I still wouldn’t give this a try, as it involves suet. The stuff only fit for my birds, in my opinion.
1 peck green tomatoes, chopped and drained
Place in pan, add as much water as tomatoes, cook, and then drain again.
5 pounds sugar
18 large apples or 2 ½ qts after they are chopped
2 pounds raisins
1 pound currants
1 pound butter or suet
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
1 ½ cups vinegar
Heat and boil slowly for 1 hour, can and seal. Makes 8 quarts.