Mincemeat

Mincemeat  ( Edith Shand)

Use deer meat or rabbit meat)
5 cups ground meat (pre-cooked)
5 cups brown sugar
1 cup molasses
2 pounds seedless raisins
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
7 cups apples, peeled and ground
2 oranges, 1 lemon (ground)
2 tsp. lemon juice
Salt
1/2 pound suet or shortening
1 (16 oz. can apple juice)

Note: Add more apple juice as it cooks to keep it from sticking and becoming too thick.
Cook about 3 hours on low heat. Use a heavy pan to prevent sticking.

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