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Ingredients

  • 3 cups golden raisins
  • 3 cups raisins
  • 3 cups currants
  • 2 1/2 pounds Granny Smith apples
  • 1 pound beef, cooked and minced
  • 3/4 cup citron
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon mace
  • 2 teaspoons grated nutmeg
  • 3 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 quart apple cider
  • 1/2 pound beef suet, minced
  • 1/2 cup brandy

Directions

  • Roughly chop the dried fruit.
  • Peel, core and chop apples into half inch dice.
  • Put all ingredients, except for brandy, into a 8 quart pot. Mix well, and bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, until apples are soft, stirring frequently. When softened, cook for 30 minutes, partially covered. Season liberally with brandy.
  • Pack into sterilized jars. Process as for jelly.
  • Yield: About 1 gallon or enough for about 10 pies.

Notes

This recipe requires suet, which I was able to find at my butchers shop!

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