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