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Traditional Mincemeat Pie

Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today.

Traditional mincemeat pie. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. Seal and flute edges. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Turn mincemeat into crust.

This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies. We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening. Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry.

If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum. Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs. It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas. Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest.

Cover filling with top crust. Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days. Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface. Cut slits near center.

Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt. You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry. How to make traditional mincemeat pie. Line 9 pie plate with pastry.

This pie is a unique combination of savory and sweet and even though it might not be as popular as it once was mincemeat pie is a true old fashioned taste of history. Cut a few slits near center to vent steam. Heat oven to 4250f. A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago.

Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired. It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it. Weve made it easy as ever to try your hand at this old fashioned treat with a recipe that only requires 25 minutes of prep. Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate.

Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. Cover with top crust. Beetons book of household management. Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added.

These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year.