Traditional Mincemeat Pie
Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days.
Traditional mincemeat pie. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added. Cut a few slits near center to vent steam. If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum.
Beetons book of household management. Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest. Place rack in lowest position in oven.
Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry. We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate.
Line 9 pie plate with pastry. Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface. Cut slits near center. Cover with top crust.
Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today. You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry. 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.
A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago. It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas. Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us. Seal and flute edges.
How to make traditional mincemeat pie. 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. It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it.
Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired. Cover filling with top crust. 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.
Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs.