Fall Round Up -Ground Cherry Mincemeat Tart Recipe

Apple-Ground Cherry Mincemeat Recipe

  • 6 cups of peeled, cored and coarsely chopped fresh fall apples (I used Spartan)
  • 2 cups of husk removed Ground Cherries
  • 2 cups of golden raisins
  • 1/8 of a cup of finely diced dried ginger
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. of Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp of all spice
  • 2 Tbsp of water (just to start it off so it will not burn)

In a heavy bottomed steel pot, add everything together and on med heat (4) bring to boil, Cook till the apples are soft, give it a mash with your potato masher, you want bits left.. not smooth, so don’t mash too much but enough that it breaks the apples down some. At this point.. lower that heat to a barely there simmer.. Stir often..

Slow and steady will win the race.. cook it down till its thick, o the smell will heavenly in the house πŸ™‚ This batch was enough that I put half cold and froze it for later tarts. It provided enough for 24 tarts.

Make your pie dough and make your tarts, fill about 3/4th way and then bake about 40 min or until golden brown.

Serve warm or cold as is or with a dollop of whipped cream.Β  I loved that both fruits are fall fruits. Apples and Ground Cherries are a delightful blend of flavours. The spices are fall. In and of themselves, in drinks, in pumpkin pies and of course that old traditional Mincemeat πŸ™‚

Don’t like Mincemeat? Bonus.. here is a lovely Pumpkin Pie Recipe for you, that’s made in a cast iron fry pan.

This post is part of a Fall Round Up of Natural Bloggers. Some of them are homestead based, some are more green based and some are more on the eco side.. what they all have in common.. a love of the earth and living a life they believe is better for them and their families.

The posts are to be fall related.. as you can imagine that covers a lot of things πŸ™‚ Some of them will be talking about how to get your homestead ready for fall, others will Recipes like myself and I am looking forward to checking them out.. I will be doing a follow-up on this after I get a chance to read though them and showcase a few of my favorites πŸ™‚

Annie @ ​15 Acre Homestead
Julia @ ​Julias Daily Tips
Kristi @ ​The Stone Family Farmstead
Marla @ ​Organic 4 Green Livings
Frank @ ​My Green Terra
Candy @ ​Candys Farmhouse Pantry
Rosie @ ​A Green and Rosie Life
Chelsea @​ The Green Acre Homestead
Shawna @ ​Home Grown Self Reliance
Joyce @ ​Natural Bliss Podcast Blog
Joy @ ​Bean Post Farmstead

Kristi @ Stonefamilyfarmstead

Kathryn @ Farming my backyard


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9 Responses to Fall Round Up -Ground Cherry Mincemeat Tart Recipe

  1. valbjerke says:

    I’ll be planting ground cherries next year – good to know whey work fir a mincemeat. I’ve always used the last of my green tomatoes for mincemeat. It’s a favourite around here 😊

  2. homeandharrow says:

    These look so yummy and wonderful. I think you’ve just convinced me to plant ground cherries next year!

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  4. Nicola Simmons says:

    That’s a useful recipe, I have lots of fruits in the freezer and people keep giving me apples, I may have a little play :-).

  5. Perfect timing as I have been given LOADS of apples and am always on the lookout for new recipes. Mind you, I had to search for what you meant by ground cherries as I’d never heard of them – we call them cape gooseberries! I have grown them in the past but not for a few years. I might try a few green tomatoes instead.

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