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Mincemeat Pie for Christmas

Old 12-15-2019, 10:49 AM
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mmmmmmmmmm Mincemeat Pies!

Though there is such a variation from one to the other, according to the spices and add-ins.
So much so, that I am always skeptical at first taste ... small piece ... then yes, more if it is really good.

Agree, the flavours can be tempered with some chopped apples mixed in.
Also, some sliced maraschinos can help take away the darkness of it.

Good strategies, too, if you are buying ready-made and want it to be more like home-made!
There's always ways to cheat ....
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Old 12-16-2019, 05:47 AM
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I use NonSuch Mincemeat filling and add a lot of chopped Granny Smith apples. When I take it anywhere I say it's a spiced apple.
Your recipe sounds like a true original and your friends and family are not adventurous eaters!

Make it for yourself. The memories are worth it!
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I use Borden’s None Such classic original mincemeat with raisins and apples. It comes in a jar..27 oz. and is really delicious.my family is not a fan so I make little pies and freeze some. It is a Christmas staple from my childhood.❤️
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Old 12-16-2019, 06:27 AM
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Another fan of mincemeat pie with a family of non-eaters. I usually get a jar after the holidays on markdown and make a pie then. I also like it in crumbled up in a cookie bar, sort of like a date bar.

One of the frozen brands of whole pies is much better than the others but I can't ever remember! The other common one has too much vinegar I think for me.

Big green tomatoes can be used like apples in pie -- really!
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Old 12-16-2019, 07:36 AM
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I've added a thin layer of mincemeat to the bottom of my pie dish and then add the pumpkin mixture on top. Not as much mincemeat and adds a zing to the pumpkin pie. I picked up some pans a couple years ago that I saw online that are sort of round but have indentations for 6 pie slice sections so you can make each one with a different filling. I picked up a couple more this past summer at one of our thrift shops. Was very surprised to see them there but I swooped them up. This company also makes a rectangle pan with small 1.5 x 1.5 square indentation to make up bite size little filled desserts. Didn't pick up the extras at the thrift show as I rarely use mine and have 2 sets anyway. I use my pie sectioned pan to make meat pies all the time. They came with a plastic tool that you roll at every division to seal the 2 layers of dough. Sorry I can't remember what they're called or where I got them.
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Old 12-16-2019, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Snooze2978 View Post
I've added a thin layer of mincemeat to the bottom of my pie dish and then add the pumpkin mixture on top. Not as much mincemeat and adds a zing to the pumpkin pie...........
I have a similar recipe ... but instead of pumpkin pie, you top the mincemeat with a custard.

I've seen mincemeat haters suddenly become lovers with that twist!
And guess what? they later ventured to eating it without the custard!!!
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Old 12-16-2019, 10:30 AM
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Just 'mince pies' over here, and usually made in single serving size. They were originally made with meat but have changed over time.

Here is the history of them https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/mincepies.shtml
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Old 12-18-2019, 10:32 AM
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My Mum and I made green tomato mincemeat every 5-6 years, no booze in it. We can it and as it ages the flavours develop.

I do not make a pie, we use it for tarts.
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Old 12-18-2019, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Bobbinalong View Post
Just 'mince pies' over here, and usually made in single serving size. They were originally made with meat but have changed over time.

Here is the history of them https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/mincepies.shtml
Thanks for that website. I had fun reading all of the little tidbits about Christmas.

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Old 12-18-2019, 04:13 PM
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my mother made the best pies ever! She made a mince pie for me her mother and for herself each year for Christmas she made pumpkin and apple for every one else, I sure miss those mince pies!
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