Where’s the Meat in Mincemeat

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what exactly is mince meat pie? it isn’t meat, i know that much, but [what] is it?


HeatherHeather says:

Gag factor seems to be running high here on Home Ec 101 today.

Mincemeat is nothing more than a mixture of fruit, nuts, spices, and suet or vegetable shortening. Older recipes used to include meat, which is omitted in most modern versions. It was typically served as a course following the main course to prepare a diner for the sweetness of dessert. Today it is served mostly out of tradition. I’ll pass, thank you.


  1. Margolis on December 21, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    I forget what suet is, but I’m not sure I want to be reminded.
    I pride myself on being an open-minded, adventurous eater, but I HATE mincemeat. ick. (not so polite as Heather, I know)

  2. Bramble on December 21, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    er…so…it’s essentially bird food?

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