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Traditional Mincemeat Pie

Line 9 pie plate with pastry.

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. Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate. Heat oven to 4250f. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies. Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us. Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry. How to make traditional mincemeat pie.

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. Makes one 9 inch pie. Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt.

We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs. Beetons book of household management. Cut slits near center.

If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening. It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas. Cover with top crust. 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. Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added.

Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days. You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry. A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago. Seal and flute edges.

If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum. These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year. Turn mincemeat into crust. Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest.

Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface.