¾ lb. - Mixed peel (4 oz. lemon, 4 oz. orange, 4 oz. citron)
¾ C - Brandy
(From Ruth Shepherd)
Grind all and mix well in a crock. Let stand, stirring daily, at least 6 weeks before using.
When I was a newleywed, my husband would rave about his mother's mincemeat pies and tarts. Being the dutiful wife that I am, I asked her for the recipe. When I got to the bottom of the recipe and saw the "Let stand, stirring daily, at least 6 weeks before using...." I'm sure I thought I don't take 6 weeks to make anything and I never made the Mincemeat or the pies. Damn. My mother-in-law passed away this spring and I've been digging through recipes in an attempt to pass on my kid's favorites and I found the Mincemeat recipe (below). Sadly, there's no reference to how much this makes and how to make the pies. Of course I'm a bit stumped. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!