Food Monday ~ Sweet Mincemeat Ring

Another quick and easy way to use up left over mincemeat not used for mince pies.

Sweet Mincemeat Ring
Preheat the oven to 175°C

8 ozs Self Raising flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 ozs Butter
4 ozs caster sugar
6 ozs mincemeat
1 large egg beaten
¼ pint milk

Sieve flour and salt, rub in the butter. Add the sugar and mince meat and mix with beaten egg and milk.  Bake for 45 minutes in a greased ring tin.  Turn out onto a wire tray and while still warm cover with the icing.

For the icing:
4 ozs icing sugar
2 dessertspoons of milk
½ teaspoon Vanilla essence
½ oz walnuts chopped
½ oz cherries chopped

Sieve the sugar and add the milk & vanilla essence, then spoon over the warm ring loaf and decorate with cherries and walnuts.

5 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Sweet Mincemeat Ring

  1. Nancy


    Mince pie was always a tradition at Thanksgiving when I was a kid, and the question came up every year asking,”What is a mince and where does mincemeat come from?”

    An Uncle of mine explained it to me and for years I believed his story and repeated it to many of my friends.

    Uncle Jack Flynn told me that a mince was an animal that lived on the side of the Andes Mountains in Peru. Because they lived their entire life walking on the side of the hills,they had two long legs and two short ones. BUT, every two years they migrated to the other side of the mountain so that their legs evened out and that’s why you didn’t notice their uneven legs when you bought one to make your pies.

    Did you notice this leg discrepency when you bought the mince to make your Sweet Ring?

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Nancy – Now you have me worried about the mince pies I have eaten over the years! I will have to go back to making my own mince.

  3. Darlene

    My mother always made mince meat pies at Christmas. It was the only pie that was never finished. If I remember correctly, she finally gave up and just baked pecan and pumpkin pies. Those vanished in a twinkling.


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