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Traditional Mincemeat Pie

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.

Traditional mincemeat pie. Turn mincemeat into crust. Cover with top crust. 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. Cover filling with top crust.

Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs. Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today. Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt. Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry.

Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry. If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening. Heat oven to 4250f.

How to make traditional mincemeat pie. It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it. Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired. Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days.

Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us. Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. Line 9 pie plate with pastry. Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added.

Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest. Seal and flute edges. Place rack in lowest position in oven. These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year.

Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut a few slits near center to vent steam. Makes one 9 inch pie.

This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies. We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas. If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum.

Cut slits near center.