Traditional Mincemeat Pie
Heat oven to 4250f.
Traditional mincemeat pie. Beetons book of household management. If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening. 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. Cut slits near center.
Seal and flute edges. If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum. 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.
Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt. This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies. Cover with top crust. Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs.
Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added. Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today. How to make traditional mincemeat pie. Cover filling with top crust.
Place rack in lowest position in oven. Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest. Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired. Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface.
Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days. You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry.
Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us. 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. 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. Turn mincemeat into crust. A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago. Line 9 pie plate with pastry.
Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice.