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Mincemeat, Where Art Thou?

Old Jan 2nd 2018, 6:48 pm
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Does anyone know where you can buy mincemeat in stores? I realize that it's after Christmas, but I didn't even think about them this year until now, and the jar that I have in the cupboard is two years past the use-by date. I used to be able to find it at World Market, but the website doesn't list it as existing there. I also saw it on Amazon, but it's over $10 a jar. That just seems... high. If that's all there is, then I'll bite the bullet. Any ideas?
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Old Jan 2nd 2018, 6:56 pm
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far easier to make your own - just mix the ingredients and leave to marinade. Keeps forever if you make sure you top up with a spoonful or two of booze so it doesn’t dry out. this Christmas I used up the last of the mincemeat I made 5 years ago in the US, nice and fruity and not sickly sweet like some brands. Your out of date jar is probably fine too.
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I think I'll bite the bullet with this jar for now. The button lid is still down. How bad can it be?
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Does anyone know where you can buy mincemeat in stores? I realize that it's after Christmas, but I didn't even think about them this year until now, and the jar that I have in the cupboard is two years past the use-by date. I used to be able to find it at World Market, but the website doesn't list it as existing there. I also saw it on Amazon, but it's over $10 a jar. That just seems... high. If that's all there is, then I'll bite the bullet. Any ideas?
I bought two jars from a Cost Plus store about a month ago. However, the first store I went to had sold out and said they only got stocks seasonally. Second store had plenty at that point.
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I can buy at both my local supermarkets here in Houston: HEB and Kroger. The brand I see most often is None Such. Just made mincemeat empanadas with the rest of the jar or as we decided to call them Tex-Mex-Mincemeat-Pies.
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In Chicago, Marianos had Mincemeat in their Seasonal Aisle and was also to be found in Costplus around Thxgiving
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far easier to make your own - just mix the ingredients and leave to marinade.
Got a good recipe? Tried this idea a few years ago but could not find the ingredients locally either, e.g. candied peel does not seem to exist in US.
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Does anyone know where you can buy mincemeat in stores? I realize that it's after Christmas, but I didn't even think about them this year until now, and the jar that I have in the cupboard is two years past the use-by date. I used to be able to find it at World Market, but the website doesn't list it as existing there. I also saw it on Amazon, but it's over $10 a jar. That just seems... high. If that's all there is, then I'll bite the bullet. Any ideas?
This thread might help you re the old jar -- or at least give you a smile!
http://britishexpats.com/forum/trail...ld-you-901483/
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Originally Posted by wtkp0u View Post
Got a good recipe? Tried this idea a few years ago but could not find the ingredients locally either, e.g. candied peel does not seem to exist in US.
I have used this one in the past.

https://www.davidlebovitz.com/the-mince-that-made-my-butcher-wince/

I can get candied peel but only during the holidays. It’s usually hidden at the end of an aisle or beside their 'seasonal' baking ingredients. We also have 'bins' of varied Mexican dried fruits in our supermarket available year round, kind of pick and mix, although I can’t identify most of them. Then you have to hunt for suet.

To be honest although it was good, by the time I had bought the ingredients, made it and jarred it, it was cheaper and a hell of a lot less work just to buy a jar, and that’s coming from someone who loves to cook and bake.
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Okay, so I went ahead and made the mincemeat with my 2-year-old jar. No stomach irregularities yet. They were delicious, albeit a bit sweeter than I remember. Maybe the fermentation caused that. Seriously though, it was "Robertsons" brand, and perhaps I should try None Such.
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far easier to make your own - just mix the ingredients and leave to marinade. Keeps forever if you make sure you top up with a spoonful or two of booze so it doesn’t dry out. this Christmas I used up the last of the mincemeat I made 5 years ago in the US, nice and fruity and not sickly sweet like some brands. Your out of date jar is probably fine too.
No it's not! Just buy it and add liquor.
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I’ve seen it in Whole Foods. Can’t vouch for the quality.
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Our local store (Big Y) sells it. Spotted it in the bakery aisle last week.
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Originally Posted by wtkp0u View Post
Got a good recipe? Tried this idea a few years ago but could not find the ingredients locally either, e.g. candied peel does not seem to exist in US.
Candied peel is really easy to make yourself and much cheaper than buying it, but it's easy enough to find in the winter at Wholefoods, Wegmans, Trader Joes.
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