Traditional Mincemeat Pie
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Traditional mincemeat pie. Cover with top crust. Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired. It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it. Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice.
How to make traditional mincemeat pie. These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year. Turn mincemeat into crust. We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only.
Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface. Line 9 pie plate with pastry. Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs. If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening.
Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest. Makes one 9 inch pie. If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum. 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.
Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days. Cover filling with top crust. Cut a few slits near center to vent steam. Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us.
Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry. Place rack in lowest position in oven. Beetons book of household management. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar.
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. Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added. Seal and flute edges. This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies.
A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago. Heat oven to 4250f. Cut slits near center. Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate.
Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt.