Traditional Mincemeat Pie
Beetons book of household management.
Traditional mincemeat pie. Heat oven to 4250f. 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. Mincemeat is a classic pie flavor that traditionally contains fruit pecans brandy and citrus zest.
Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt. 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. This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies.
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. Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface. Roll out half of pastry dough on floured surface and line 9 inch pie plate. Cover filling with top crust.
Also apricot juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice. How to make traditional mincemeat pie. Another traditional topping is hard sauce known as brandy butter outside the us. It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas.
Makes one 9 inch pie. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 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.
Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. Cut slits near center. Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired. Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today.
These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year. You can make quick flaky mince pies by substituting thawed frozen puff pastry. Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days. Line 9 pie plate with pastry.
It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it. 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. Place rack in lowest position in oven. A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago.
Cover with top crust.