from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mixture, as of finely chopped apples, raisins, spices, meat, and rum or brandy, used especially as a pie filling.
- n. Finely chopped meat.
- idiom make mincemeat of Slang To destroy utterly: made mincemeat of the opponent's argument.
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- n. A mixture of fruit, spices and sugar used as a filling for mince pies.
- n. Minced meat.
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The mincemeat is tasty, too, though the difference from storebought is less obvious there.
Once the mincemeat is made, it’s traditionally cooked in shallow pies around 5 cm across.
Something to cut the mincemeat is a good idea, but this is strictly for lovers of tinned custard, with a blanket of sugary, starch thickened yellow goop doing its best to mask the sharpness of the mincemeat and artificial tasting pastry.
Poor Alex, who is used to a captive and placid audience, was turned into a kind of mincemeat by Colbert, who played the role of the "kid in high school" who has no interest in music beyond the superficial.
As for the mincemeat, which isn’t even worthy enough to call itself a tart, I used the same pastry shell and then just threw in some store bought mincemeat.
ok uncritical thinker...here is you chance to make "mincemeat" out of me..
Still, you sit in a prominent seat at one of her shows at your peril -- and with the knowledge that her shtick often entails making mincemeat of the unfortunates she calls on.
And as Howard Dietz reminds us in "That's Entertainment," all art, be it great or crude, aspires at bottom to do the same thing, which is to thrill us: "It might be a fight like you see on the screen / A swain getting slain for the love of a queen / Some great Shakespearean scene / Where a ghost and a prince meet, and everyone ends in mincemeat."
To make, it has to be my from scratch mincemeat pie … but to EAT - cherry, hands down!
My favorite pie has been mincemeat … ever since I was six!