Christmas has to be my favorite time of year. And my family and I have certain traditions we have had for a while now. One is mincemeat. In case you don’t know, mincemeat basically consists of apples, raisins, orange peel, (and now rarely) meat (hence the name:)) in a dark sauce.
You see the religious zealot Oliver Cromwell renounced mincemeat as heathen as he did away with Christmas too. So I sort of feel by eating mincemeat I am being a little rebellious in this way. But I digress.
Anyways, my question. I bought Borden brand “None Such” mincemeat in a jar a little while ago. It has been sitting unopened in our refridgerator for at least a couple of days now. And I have been wondering what to do with it. Then today at the store with my father, we bought a Keebler brand “Ready Crust” Graham crust. As you know, it requires no baking. And neither does the mincemeat. So I can just immediately add them both together, no? The reason why I ask is because my father wonders if it is really this simple. I mean, the recipe on the jar does call for baking, although I think this is just for the raw pie shell recipe.
So here I am left wondering what to do. Can I just add the two together without cooking? Also realize since my mother died about 10 years ago, my father and I don’t do much baking. So this is probably the only option left to us basically.
Thank you in advance to all who reply:)