Traditional Mincemeat Pie
Place rack in lowest position in oven.
Traditional mincemeat pie. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today. Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added. Cover with top crust.
How to make traditional mincemeat pie. Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest. Turn mincemeat into crust. 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.
Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us. Heat oven to 4250f. Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate. 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.
Cut a few slits near center to vent steam. It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas. Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs. If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum.
These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year. Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days. Seal and flute edges. Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired.
Cut slits near center. If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening. Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago.
Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt. Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface. We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. Cover filling with top crust.
Makes one 9 inch pie. Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry. Line 9 pie plate with pastry. You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry.
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