Mincemeat (noun)

  1. A mixture of chopped dried fruit, spices, and sometimes meat, used as a filling for pies, tarts, and other baked goods, especially at Christmas.
  2. A type of food that has been finely chopped or ground.


Middle english mincmete, from old french mincemet, from mince, to chop + met, meat.


  1. She made the mincemeat for the pies from scratch, using her grandmother's recipe.
  2. The mincemeat had a rich, fruity flavor, with just the right amount of spices.
  3. The savory mincemeat was a mixture of beef, onions, and carrots, seasoned with herbs.
  4. The sweet mincemeat was used as a filling for the traditional Christmas pies.
  5. She added the mincemeat to the pastry case and topped it with a lattice of pastry strips before baking.
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