These are recipes for simple, easy, homemade dishes. I make no promises about portion size or fat content, etc., but they are dishes that I have prepared and liked. I don't post pictures because I don't have fabulous lighting, nor a great camera. I can promise that I haven't just made things up without trying the recipe and this is all stuff other people have tried and no one spit anything out in disgust. Not yet, anyway! I don't take cool supporting photos of the steps along the way (but wait, are you telling me you are going to cook those nuts in the microwave in that METAL bowl?) but these are real recipes that a regular cook/baker should be able to figure out. I love the work of Deb at Smitten Kitchen - she provides the whole package!!! Good food, witty comments and lovely photos. If you want to see a REAL food blog, check her out.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mock Mince Meat Pie

I have no idea how this came to be mock minced meat, because it has no meat and should be called apple-raisin or something.  Yummy warm or perhaps even for breakfast?  A la mode definately.  I think the ingredients can be tweaked it almost any direction and a top crust would be a fine addition.

4 apples, peeled, cored,diced
1-1/2 c raisins
1 orange rind
Juice from one orange
3/4 c sugar
1/4 t clove
1/2 t cinnamon
Crushed crackers

Put the apples, raisins, orange zest and orange juice in a pan.  Bring to a boil and simmer until the apples are soft.  Add juice as needed to create a sauce.  Add the sugar and spices.  Add enough cracker crumbs to slightly thicken the juice.  Pile into a pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.  Serve warm or room temperature.

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