Traditional Mincemeat Pie
Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate.
Traditional mincemeat pie. Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs. Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us. Cut slits near center. Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired.
Beetons book of household management. This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies. We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. Cover filling with top crust.
Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut a few slits near center to vent steam. If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening.
Seal and flute edges. Makes one 9 inch pie. Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added. 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. Line 9 pie plate with pastry. Turn mincemeat into crust. Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today.
Cover with top crust. How to make traditional mincemeat pie. Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry. A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago.
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. You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry. Place rack in lowest position in oven. Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface.
Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days. Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest. It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas. Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt.
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.