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I'm making a mince meat pie for Bill father. I butchered the recipes from two cookbooks (the only two recipes I could find, and nether contained meat)

I just finished making the filling and the pie dough, tomorrow I'll assemble, fill and bake.

Here is the recipe:

mince "meat" pie

4 apples
1 1/2 C Raisins (or a combination of raisins and other dried fruit, like cranberries and currants)
1 C Brown Sugar
1 C Chopped Walnuts or Pecans (or a mix)
Zest of one Lemon
Zest of one Orange
Juice of one Lemon
Juice of 1/2 an Orange
1 C Apple Cider (or 1/2 apple cider/juice 1/2 brandy)
1/4 C Molasses
4 Tbsp Butter (slated) or Margarine
1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
½ Tsp Ground Allspice, Cloves, Cinnamon, Ginger and Nutmeg.

Bring all to a boil, then simmer stirring occasionally until thick and most of the liquid is dissipated.
Cool, place in refrigerator to rest overnight.

Bake in pie shell with woven top.
brush top shell with an egg, bake at 400 for about 30 minutes, then at 350 for another 30 minutes until filling is bubbly, and crust is browned.

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oaksong From: oaksong Date: May 29th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! You rock! Dad's going to love it!

(BTW I asked Mom about the "meat inclusion" question, and she said that she doesn't think Dad's ever had mince meat pie with actual meat in it, so non-meat is definitely the way to go)

riki_kiki_taco From: riki_kiki_taco Date: May 29th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is mince meat some kind of meat? I kind of thought it was gooey filling stuff

alien_sunset From: alien_sunset Date: May 29th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
well it used to have meat, but not much anymore.

it's mostly apples, rasins, sugar and lots of spices.
oaksong From: oaksong Date: May 29th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
What Abby said :-)

You can read about all the disgusting things that used to be in it, like minced lamb and whale meat, at the History of Mincemeat Pie, if you're curious.
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