We thought we would mix it up this week and feature a dessert! This recipe comes from my mama (who received it from my great, great grandma Bowser) and is a must at Christmas with my family. Although, it’s so good it would be great any day of the year! ~Amelia
- 4 cups chopped apples
- 2 1/2 cups raisins
- 2 1/2 cup currants
- 4 oz. citron (optional)
- 1 can sour pitted cherries (save juice)
- 1 lb ground beef or 1 lb beef roast
- 3 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 TBSP cinnamon
- 1/2 TBSP allspice
- 1/2 TBPN nutmeg
- 1/2 TBSP apple pie spice
- 1 tsp salt
1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F
2. Place raisins and currants into pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until they are puffy.
3. In a skillet or sauce pan, cook ground beef in a little water until done (if using a beef roast, grind cooked roast). Drain and cool when cooking time is complete. Drain raisins and currants and cool.
4. In a large bowl, add beef, raisins, currants, sour cherries and juice, apples, citron, vinegar, and spices. Mix well and measure into pie crust and bake. 3 1/2 to 4 cups of filling per pie is adequate (this recipe will yield 1-2 pies depending on the size of your pie plate and how much filling is added).
5. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour.