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Traditional Mincemeat Pie

Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt.

Traditional mincemeat pie. Cover filling with top crust. Cut slits near center. Seal and flute edges. Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days.

Line 9 pie plate with pastry. Cut a few slits near center to vent steam. Place rack in lowest position in oven. Beetons book of household management.

Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us. Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today. 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.

Turn mincemeat into crust. 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. It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it.

This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies. These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year. It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas. A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago.

Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired.

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. If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum. Cover with top crust. Makes one 9 inch pie.

We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added. Heat oven to 4250f. Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface.

You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry.