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Traditional Mincemeat Pie

Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs.

Traditional mincemeat pie. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry.

Beetons book of household management. These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year. If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening. Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface.

It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it. 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. Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today.

Turn mincemeat into crust. Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired. Seal and flute edges. Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added.

Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas. Heat oven to 4250f. Line 9 pie plate with pastry.

Cut a few slits near center to vent steam. Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days. Cover with top crust. If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum.

Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry. Place rack in lowest position in oven. We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest.

Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate. Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us. A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago. How to make traditional mincemeat pie.

Cover filling with top crust.