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Traditional Mincemeat Pie

A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago.

Traditional mincemeat pie. Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added. Cover filling with top crust. Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt. Makes one 9 inch pie.

You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen 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. If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening. Place rack in lowest position in oven.

Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface. Cover with top crust. We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it.

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. Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry. Cut a few slits near center to vent steam. Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate.

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

Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today. It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas. Line 9 pie plate with pastry. How to make traditional mincemeat pie.

Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days. These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year. Heat oven to 4250f. Cut slits near center.

Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us. If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar.

Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest.