Traditional Mincemeat Pie
It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it.
Traditional mincemeat pie. How to make traditional mincemeat pie. Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt. Beetons book of household management. Turn mincemeat into crust.
It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas. If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. Cover filling with top crust.
Cut slits near center. Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired. 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.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 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. Line 9 pie plate with pastry. Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice.
Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest. Cover with top crust. Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry. Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate.
Seal and flute edges. 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. A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago. Cut a few slits near center to vent steam.
We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today. Place rack in lowest position in oven. Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface.
Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us. Makes one 9 inch pie. Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added. If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum.
You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry.