Mince Meat

Three pounds of beef weighed after boiling,
three pounds of suet chopped fine,
eight pounds of apples,
six pounds of raisins weighed after seeding,
three pounds of currants,
five pounds of sugar,
one and one-half pounds of citron,
two tablespoonfuls each of cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice, salt;
one quart of good boiled cider,
one pint unfermented grape juice,
a little candied orange peel and lemon peel.

Mix and pack tightly in a crock without cooking, turn the grape juice over the top, and cover with a thin layer of sugar. When preparing for pies, moisten with cider and water.