Traditional Mincemeat Pie
This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies.
Traditional mincemeat pie. Heat oven to 4250f. Place rack in lowest position in oven. Makes one 9 inch pie. 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. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening. Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice.
Seal and flute edges. Line 9 pie plate with pastry. Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today. Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry.
Beetons book of household management. Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs. Cover with top crust. Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface.
Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired. If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum. A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago. You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry.
We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us. How to make traditional mincemeat pie. Cover filling with top crust.
It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it. It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas. Turn mincemeat into crust. Cut a few slits near center to vent steam.
Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt. These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days.
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.