Here’s another recipe from the columnist Mrs. Harvey F. Rostiser, probably from the 1950’s or 1960’s. I’ve typed out the recipe in full below along with a scanned copy.

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If you prefer to make your own mincemeat, try this delicious recipe.


3 to 4 cups chopped boiled beef
3 cups whole raisins
3 cups chopped raisins (not ground)
4 cups currants
4 cups brown sugar
1 cup molasses
9 cups chopped apples
3 cups meat liquor
6 teaspoons salt
6 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons mace
1 1/2 teaspoon cloves
3 lemons, grated rind and juice
1/2 citron, chopped
3 cups chopped suet.

Mix all together well and add enough cider to make moist. Cook until apples and raisins are soft. Can and seal. Makes about 6 quarts.

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