Traditional Mincemeat Pie
Line 9 pie plate with pastry.
Traditional mincemeat pie. It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. Seal and flute edges. We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only.
Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt. Cover filling with top crust. Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest. These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year.
Cut a few slits near center to vent steam. You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 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.
Cut slits near center. If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum. Heat oven to 4250f. Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added.
How to make traditional mincemeat pie. Makes one 9 inch pie. 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.
Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us. Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today. 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.
Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface. Turn mincemeat into crust. If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening. Beetons book of household management.
Place rack in lowest position in oven. This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies. Cover with top crust. 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.