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Culinary Countdown: Meadowbrook Mincemeat

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DECEMBER 11: Meadowbrook Meat Market – Mincemeat Cheesecake

Be the star of your Christmas parties, and family get-togethers this year when you show up with this mincemeat cheesecake. This delicious recipe is made with Meadowbrook Meat Market’s very own Mincemeat!


1 cup Vanilla Wafer Crumbs
1/4 cup Room temperature butter
1 3/4 cups Mincemeat
4 cups Miniature marshmallows
1/3 cup Orange juice
1/2 cup Whipping cream
2  8 oz. packages Cream cheese
2 tsp. Grated orange rind
for decoration Candied red and green cherries
for decoration Almonds


  1. Mix the vanilla bred crumbs and butter together and press into pan, then let chill
  2. Top base with  1 3/4 cups  Mincemeat
  3. (Mixture 1) Stir together the orange juice and marshmallows over heat, until marshmallows are melted, then chill
  4. (Mixture 2)Whip the whipping cream, adding the cream cheese and orange rind
  5. Combine mixture 1 &  2 and pour over base, then let chill.
  6. Decorate with mincemeat, almonds, and candied red and green cherries

Where to Purchase: Stop by the Meadowbrook Meat Market in the Annapolis Valley at 318 Pleasant Valley Road Berwick, NS, B0P 1E0 or visit them at Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St.Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 3Z3
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About Meadowbrook Meat Market: 

Meadowbrook Meat Market is rooted in sustainable, all natural farming. As a first generation farm opened in the 1970’s, Meadowbrook ensure’s that their all-natural pork and beef are of top quality, flavor, and nutrition.

They carry all standard cuts of their own Omega pork, beef, frozen free-range chicken, and turkey. Local lamb can be purchased upon request and availability. They also carry some fresh and frozen chicken cuts. Meats can be purchased at either location, or call 902-538-1106 to place an order. Whether its a Christmas dinner turkey, sausages for a holiday party or bacon for your family brunch, Meadowbrook has got you covered.


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