In June Fleming's The Well-fed Backpacker, on page 121, there's a recipe called Orange-Mincemeat Bars that I'd really like to try. It calls for "1 1/2 cups prepared mincemeat." The intro refers to 28-ounce jars. Searched groceries locally, only found one thing, and not sure it's right. It's just essentially spiced apples and raisins in really sugary syrup, sort of a brown slurry. No nuts, no beef, no suet.
Looked up real mincemeat on the web. With citrus peel, beef, suet, but not nuts. It also calls for real currants (not the raisin kind) which don't seem to be available anywhere but New York (and maybe your garden).
Can anyone throw any light on what sort of "mincemeat" would make sense here? I would really like to try these bars for our hikes.