Mock Mince Pie Filling
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
2/3 cup melted
1 cup raisins, seeded and chopped
1 egg, beaten light
1/2 cup rolled
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon cloves,
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and black pepper to taste
large saucepan cook raisins in water for a few minutes.
the sugar and molasses,
cook for 2 more minutes, then add vinegar, spices and cracker crumbs.
Cook for 5 more minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
add a 3/4 cup of brandy and cook 2 more minutes. Cool and use
|Did You Know?
varieties depend on the type of grape used. Seedless varieties include
the Sultana (also known as "Thompson Seedless" in the USA) and Flame.
Raisins are typically sun-dried, but may also be "water-dipped," or
dehydrated. "Golden raisins" are made from Sultanas, treated with
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) , and flame dried to give them their
characteristic color. A particular variety of seedless grape, the Black
Corinth, is also sun dried to produce Zante currants, mini raisins that
are much darker in color and have a tart, tangy flavour. Several
varieties of raisins are produced in Asia and, in the West, are only
available at ethnic specialty grocers. Green raisins are produced in
Iran. Raisins have a variety of colors (green, black, blue, purple,
yellow) and sizes.