Mincemeat is made from a mixture of different things. The major contents of mincemeat are dried and chopped up fruits, spices and distilled spirits. Some people will also add in chopped beef, beef suet or chopped venison.
Mincemeat depending on where you are from can mean minced beef, minced pork, minced fowl, or minced nut and fruit meats mixed with suet (beef fat). And there are a few "mincemeats" with no meat products [just fruit and nut… Full Answer
Mincemeat pies are pies made with mincemeat. Years ago, they were served as a main dish. Now, they are served as a dessert, often on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Today, mincemeat refers to a spiced mixture of chopped raisins and apples… Full Answer
Mincemeat was originally a conglomeration of bits of meat, dried fruit and spices, created as an alternative to smoking or drying for preservation, a variant form of sausage. Mincemeat containing actual meat has become less common over the years. The… Full Answer