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“I developed this recipe in 1986 especially for my DW who had a serious cholesterol problem. I do not use any suet or beef fat at all.”

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  1. In a food processor, process the unpeeled orange and lemon until very fine.
  2. Add currants and raisins to processor and process slightly, but not smooth, just until mixture blends.
  3. In a large cooking pot, add chopped apples, processed mixture, red wine vinegar and salt; bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes; stirring occasionally.
  5. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves and continue to simmer uncovered for another 15 minutes; stirring occasionally.
  6. When cooked, remove from heat and let cool.
  7. Spoon mincemeat into a glass container with lid and refrigerate until ready to use.
  8. You may make your own pastry shells or purchase them in the frozen food section at your market.

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