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Traditional Mincemeat Pie

Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface.

Traditional mincemeat pie. Cover filling with top crust. Beetons book of household management. A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago. Heat oven to 4250f.

Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs. If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening. Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today. Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days.

Cover with top crust. Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies. These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year.

How to make traditional mincemeat pie. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum. Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate.

You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry. Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest. 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. It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it.

Line 9 pie plate with pastry. Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. Cut a few slits near center to vent steam.

Place rack in lowest position in oven. Seal and flute edges. We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired.

Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added. Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry. 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. Turn mincemeat into crust.

It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas.