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Traditional Mincemeat Pie

If preferred use molasses instead of sorghum.

Traditional mincemeat pie. Though it was made with fruits to add sweetness and to help preserve it the fructose content no sugar was added. 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. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cover filling with top crust. Roll out remaining pastry dough on floured surface. Christmas pie by william henry hunt 1790 1864 a note about sugar. It is the only dessert he wanted on both thanksgiving and christmas.

Cut a few slits near center to vent steam. 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. We always made a pie for him and sometimes he and i were the only. It is so good that even those who do not care for mincemeat pie likes it.

Heat oven to 4250f. Line 9 pie plate with pastry. Stored in an airtight container the mincemeat pies will keep for up to 4 days. Cut slits near center.

This makes enough filling for 2 9 inch pies. Whisk egg and water in small cup until blended if desired. These traditional mincemeat pies are made in loving memory of our father who we lost this year. A friend gave me this recipe for mincemeat many years ago.

Seal and flute edges. Centuries ago mincemeat was far less sweet than it is today. Beetons book of household management. Spread or place a dollop of brandy butter over the hot mincemeat pie and let it melt.

Shortcrust pastry used in this recipe is a traditional mince pie case but some like puff pastry. Cover with top crust. If you dont eat meat look for a vegetarian version or make mincemeat using an alternative fat such as cold butter or shortening. How to make traditional mincemeat pie.

Turn mincemeat into crust. Makes one 9 inch pie. Traditional mincemeat pie this recipe for old fashioned mincemeat pie a version of one featured in the classic 1861 volume mrs. 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.