Traditional Mincemeat Pie
You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry.
Traditional mincemeat pie. Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days. Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate. It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it. It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas.
Cut a few slits near center to vent steam. Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. Seal and flute edges.
These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year. If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum. Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us.
This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies. Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added. Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired. Makes one 9 inch pie.
We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs. 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.
Place rack in lowest position in oven. Cut slits near center. A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago. Heat oven to 4250f.
Turn mincemeat into crust. Line 9 pie plate with pastry. Beetons book of household management. 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. Cover filling with top crust. Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface. Cover with top crust.
How to make traditional mincemeat pie.