Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What Is Mincemeat?

Sherry asked me this afternoon about mincemeat. I tried mincemeat pie once, and I remember it being like pecan pie, which is this Southerner's favorite dessert. I told her that mincemeat did not actually have meat in it, but I subsequently found out that it once did. Wikipedia has mincemeat recipes from the 16th century and the 19th century that call for beef.