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Holiday Mincemeat Pie

1 recipe for a 9" double pie crust

Mincemeat: (meatless)

12 apples, peeled and finely chopped
3 cups currants
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup melted margarine
2 lemons
4 cups brown sugar
4 cups raisins
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. salt
2 - 4 tbsp. brandy (optional)

Grate lemon peels and squeeze juice in large bowl. Add peel.
Chop apples and toss lightly with lemon mixture (this prevents
browning).
Add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Put in sterilized jars
and keep in a cool place. Use in your favourite tart recipe.
Place filling in a 9 inch lined pie plate. Place pastry over top.
Slit top. Bake 400*F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown,
or use pastry to make small tarts.

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