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Traditional Mincemeat Pie

Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar.

Traditional mincemeat pie. Cover with top crust. If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum. Place rack in lowest position in oven. 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.

This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies. A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago. Cut slits near center. 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.

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. How to make traditional mincemeat pie. Turn mincemeat into crust.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. Seal and flute edges.

It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas. Heat oven to 4250f. Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry. Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest.

Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface. Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us. Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs. Cover filling with top crust.

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. Line 9 pie plate with pastry. Makes one 9 inch pie.

Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate. Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired. Cut a few slits near center to vent steam. It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it.

Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days.