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       Title: BASIC SUGARLESS VEGETARIAN MINCEMEAT
  Categories: Fruits, Low-cal
       Yield: 12 servings
  
       3 c  Apple pulp, some skins
     1/2 lg Lemon with peel, ground
       1 md Orange with peel, ground
       1 c  Seedless raisins, ground
       1 c  Seedless raisins whole
       1 c  Currants (or more raisins)
       2 ts Cinnamon
     3/4 ts Nutmeg
     3/4 ts Cloves
     3/4 ts Allspice (optional)
     1/2 ts Salt (optional)
       2 tb Flour (or 1 tb arrowroot fl)
     1/4 c  Date sugar (optional)
   1 1/2 ts Rum flavoring (optional)
  
   Quarter and core apples, but do not peel.  Grind in
   old-fashioned meat grinder (food processor makes them
   too fine), using medium-coarse blade. Remove seeds
   from lemon and orange, grind and add to apples.  Grind
   1 cup raisins.
   
   Mix all ingredients except rum flavoring in large
   bowl, stirring in spices and flour, then date sugar if
   desired.  Add flavoring and mix again. Place in
   covered bowl or other container with tight lid;
   refrigerate at least one week before using or canning.
   (1/2 inch head space, boiling water bath 20 min for
   pints after water returns to boil, longer for
   altitudes over 1000 ft.)  If any jars fail to seal,
   freeze for later use.
   
   To freeze after refrigerating for the recommended
   week, place in clean freezer containers or jars,
   leaving 1/2 inch at top.  Cover with clean lids and
   place in sharp-freeze section of freezer until frozen.
   Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.
   Makes 1 quart, enough for 2 8-inch pies.
   
   1/4 cup 116 calories, 2 diabetic fruit exchanges
   Protein 1, fat 0, carbohydrate 28 grams, 0 cholesterol
   If salt omitted, 1/4 cup contains 7 mg sodium.
   
   Source:  Canning and Preserving without Sugar by Norma
   M. MacRae, R.D. Third Edition 1993 ISBN 1-56440-163-4
   Shared but not tested by Elizabeth Rodier Oct 93
  
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