None Such Mincemeat Recipes

None Such Mincemeat Recipes

You might wonder what Nonesuch Mincemeat Pie is. Mincemeat is derived from vintage English recipes, and today, it is one of the most popular holiday foods in England. Back then, rabbit or game birds’ meat were used heavily.

But over time, less meat and more fruits are being used. Nowadays, people don’t use meat at all. It is now a combination of apples, peel of citrus, raisins, etc. Then the baking filling is made with blended sugar and spices. It is super easy to make using Nonesuch Mincemeat pie filling.

Today, I am going to share some of the none such mincemeat recipes that you can make at real ease. Without further delay, let’s jump into it.

Nonesuch Mincemeat Pie

In the Middle-age, mincemeat was served as a meat pie flavored with types of fruits and various spices. Gradually, meat was added less and lesser, whereas fruits and spices took up the role-playing place. Now it is served as a delicious dessert.

We still use beef suet in this, which is beef fat. No worries if you don’t want to use it. The none such mincemeat pie recipe is still good to go without it. Let’s get on the recipe now.


  • 1 jar (27 ounces) of None Such Mincemeat
  • 3 medium-sized thinly sliced apples
  • 450 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 200 grams of unsalted butter
  • 75 grams of sugar
  • 3 medium-sized eggs
  • 4 tbsp of water

Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Step 1:

Start with 450 grams of all-purpose flour in a bowl. You can also use gluten-free flour, and let me tell you, gluten-free flour is the best option to go with the pie. Now, add 450 grams, which is 7 ounces, of unsalted buttery goodness. I have cut those into small cubes for easy handling. 

Step 2:

Off to the mixer? I would strongly suggest doing the mixing by your hand. What you are gonna get from this is melt in the mouth pie. Start with coating the butter cubes with flour, and gently rub it between your finger until you get a loose breadcrumb-like structure.

Now, add around 75 grams of caster sugar to sweeten the mixture slightly. Mix it well for even distribution. 

Step 3:

Now, to make mincemeat cookies, add 3 medium-sized eggs. We are going to separate the yolks and pop it into the crumbs. Set aside the whites because we are going to need it later to brush.

The egg yolks here are going to play a significant role. As they are a form of fat, they will bind the lovely pie together. Take a fork now. Break the yolks and start to fold them into the mixture gently.

Add 3-4 tbsp of chilled water, best for keeping up the structure. Mix it well, and you will see the mixture has started to ball together. It will be crummy at first but fear not; it will be clumping in a moment.

At this time, take the fork out and start using your hands again. Gently squeeze the dough into a ball. Look for the dough, so it does not get too sticky. We want a nice and crumbly dough.

Take it out of the bowl. Wrap it with plastic paper and get it to chill for 30 minutes. 

Step 4:

Off to the oven now. Place a rack on the lower half of the oven. Preheat it to 420F. Get to the dough. The dough is now chilled. Cut half of it and set it aside.

Now, roll the dough out till it’s a quarter of an inch. Do the same with the other half. Seeing cracks? Don’t worry at all. Just push it gently with your thumbs to fill the gaps. Now, take a 9-inch pie plate and line it with the crust.

Step 5:

Place the sliced apples over the crust. Now, spoon the none such mincemeat evenly over the apple mixture.

Step 6:

Cover it with the top crust. Seal the surroundings and flute edges. Brush it with egg white mixture. Sprinkle the top with some caster sugar. Cut slits near the center so that the steam can easily come out while cooking the inside. 

Step 7:

Place the pie into the oven and bake for 10 minutes. After that, reduce the temperature to 375F and bake for 25 minutes. It might need even longer till you see the beautiful golden color. 

Cool it down before serving. You can even garnish if you desire so.

Borden’s None Such Mincemeat Cookies

We used to put these mincemeat cookies for Santa. They are just a perfect addition to a Christmas dessert and remain as traditional holiday baking. Let’s jump into the mincemeat cookie recipe.


  • 3 and a 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of vegetable shortening
  • 3 medium-sized eggs
  • 2 cups of None Such Mincemeat
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of baking soda

Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Step 1:

Off with the oven. Preheat it to 350F.

Step 2:

Get a bowl. Start with 3 and a quarter cups of all-purpose flour. Stir in 1 tsp of baking soda and 1/2 tsp of salt.

Step 3:

Cream 1 cup of vegetable shortening and add 1.5 cups of brown sugar gradually and cream until it seems fluffy.

Vegetable shortening here is a special ingredient for borden mincemeat cookies. Stir in 2 cups of mincemeat. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix well. 

Step 4:

We are almost to the mincemeat cookies. Scoop tbsp of the mixture onto two lined greased baking sheet. Leave around 2 inches of space between so they can spread.

Place in the oven and bake at 400F for about 10-12 minutes. Check if the cookies are firm around the edges and soft in the middle. Transfer to a wrack. Chill for 15-20 minutes.

There you go. Nice and soft mincemeat cookies, or should I say, the Santa cookies. Bon Appetit!


That’s all for Mincemeat, folks. These recipes can be served on any occasion. Do try both to get the most out of the sweetness of the mincemeat cookies with butter or without butter.

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