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OT mincemeat (was Re: Cants)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Thursday, December 11, 2003, 16:29
Phil Driscoll wrote:
> In the United States, "mince meat pies" contain no meat. > They are made with raisins rather than meat.
The traditional recipe does call for chopped beef as well as suet. AFAIK, of the commercial brands only Borden's Nonesuch actually contains those, according to the label. Cross &Blackwell's doesn't (I just looked). <rant>Considering that a 16oz jar of mincemeat costs $6-8 depending, enough for 1 8in. pie, how does my local store produce their own pies for $3.99???</rant> Not complaining, they're very good.