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