"An old-fashioned mincemeat pie filling made with meat and sour cherries." — ONEMINA
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1 1/4 pounds
round steak, cut into small pieces
Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and finely diced
1 1/3 cups
2 1/2 cups
2 1/2 cups
chopped candied mixed fruit peel
1 (16 ounce) jar
sour cherry preserves
1 (16 ounce) can
pitted sour cherries, drained with liquid reserved
pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
I have been using this recipe for about 7 years now. Each time I use this recipe, it gets better each year. I don't think I have ever had a complaint. My success in this recipe is, instead of letting the mincemeat ferment for a week, I usually let it set from 2 weeks to a month instead. At the very end of the cooking part, I do pour some Brandy in (for flavor).
My son now refuses to come home from college for these holidays unless he gets this pie. For both Thanksgiving and Christmas. And I send him back with mini-pies (using giant muffin foil tins and lots of plastic wrap, it gets through TSA). He loves this pie. He wants to marry this pie. Demand is growing and my friends, family, coworkers are expecting this too. I'm going to have to mix it in the bathtub this year. Don't worry about the meat, it adds flavor and texture, but this is dessert, not at all like chomping on a steak. Though a slice will do me quite nicely for lunch :). If you have trouble finding the ingredients, I get my peel, cherries, and currants from nutsonline. I also make it a month ahead and stir it every few days, adding a dash of brandy every few days (to the pie mix, not me, well, usually not me). I've successfully frozen it too for longer keeping. 2 weeks to pie-day!
I am not one to eat mincemeat pie, but my father does. He loves mincemeat pie. I tried this recipe and told him he was my guinnea pig, because I don't usually do any baking (from scratch or otherwise). He said it tasted pretty close to non such mincemeat pie. I would use this recipe again.
This is an excellent recipe, although it seems to make more than one pie, and it certainly takes longer than 40 minutes as stated on the side. The preparation times within the recipe are accurate, though. The cherries really make it! I have gradually substituted blue berries and cranberries for the candied fruit, raisins, etc. as long as you have the cherries it works. My family and colleagues at work all love it!
I don't know much about mincemeat pie, but I do have to say this recipe was scrumptious!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Old Time Mincemeat Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 338
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