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Traditional Mincemeat Pie

If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum.

Traditional mincemeat pie. Cut slits near center. These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year. Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface. Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today.

Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest. Beetons book of household management. Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar.

This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies. Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs. 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.

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. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Makes one 9 inch pie. Line 9 pie plate with pastry.

Cover with top crust. It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas. It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it. 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. Seal and flute edges. You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry. Heat oven to 4250f.

A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago. Place rack in lowest position in oven. If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening. Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired.

Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate. Turn mincemeat into crust. Cover filling with top crust. Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt.

Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added.