This makes enough for one or two pies. It’s a farmhouse recipe, no precise quantities. The hamburger provides “umami” flavor that offsets the sweetness.
About 2 lbs of hamburger
A lot of raisins
About as many apples, chopped, as the raisins
About half as many currants as raisins
Some cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt
Citron (candied cherries, lemon peel, etc.)
Brandy or whiskey
Fry out the hamburg until brown with the raisins and currants. Mix in the rest of the ingredients, put into a pie shell with a top, and bake it.