December 21, 2013

Mincemeat Pie

On the Menu Today~
{Grandpa's} Mincemeat Pie~

What the heck is Mincemeat Anyway??

Mincemeat is a combination of apples, raisins and citrus peel.
Blended with sugar and spices to make a delicious cooking and baking filling.
Mincemeat is derived from old English recipes and
today remains one of the most popular holiday foods in England.
In the late 1600's,
mincemeat was served as a meat pie flavored with fruit and spices.
Over time, with more fruits and spices were added and less meat
the pie ingredients changed and began being served as desserts,
especially when mincemeat was brought to Colonial America.

Ready to use mincemeat,
first offered in wooden buckets and crates,
is one of the oldest American convenience foods.
Mincemeat has been steadily manufactured in the US for more than 100 years.
Even early American cooks did not want to spend the time and
effort required to make mincemeat at home.

Condensed mincemeat was first developed in 1878,
with the discovery that proper drying of mincemeat
resulted in a product that could be used year round.
The Merrell-Soule Company,
manufacturer and distributor of canned goods,
successfully introduced condensed mincemeat under the None-such Brand name for Borden.
Merrell-Soule company was purchased by Borden in the late 1920's.
For more information go to: Nonesuch

When Kim, my daughter-in-law,
asked me if I would make her grandpa a mincemeat pie,
I immediately said, "Yes"
I personally love mincemeat and I always have...
so when Grandpa asked for a mincemeat pie
I was happy to make one for him...
Minus one slice that I saved for myself...

    Mincemeat Pie

    • 1 package (9-inch) refrigerated ready pie crust
    • 1 (27 oz) jar nonesuch classic original mincemeat
    • 1 large egg yolk mixed with 2 tablespoons water
    Cooking Directions
    1. Place rack in lowest position in oven. Heat oven to 425ยบ
    2. Unroll refrigerated pie crust and follow package directions. Line 9 inch pie pan with one crust. Pour mincemeat into pie crust. Cover with top crust, seal edges. Cut slits near center. Seal and flute. Brush egg mixture over crust.
    3. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
    Mincemeat, Pie,

    *If you like more pie filling,
    add two extra cups of mincemeat
    from an additional 27 oz jar.

    * The views here are my own.
    I have not been asked or compensated by Nonesuch or
    any company related to the Nonesuch Brand.

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