Originally, lean beef was the important ingredient which earned this indispensable Christmas pie filling its name. I wonder why it was dropped from the recipe over the years (the first edition of Mrs
It makes a costlier mixture but the best I have tasted and I feel it is a tradition worth reviving. This quantity makes
Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together in the order given. Stir in the lemon juice and brandy. Press closely into jars to exclude air. Leave for at least a fortnight before using.
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