Nonesuch Mincemeat Pie
Nonesuch Mincemeat Pie
When Kim, my daughter-in-law asked me if I would make her grandpa a mincemeat pie I immediately said “Yes!” Personally I love mincemeat, always have. So when grandpa asked for a mincemeat pie, I was more than happy to make one for him, minus the one slice I saved for myself. Nonesuch Mincemeat Pie is super easy to make using Nonesuch Mincemeat pie filling. I’ve always used the jar version of mincemeat but you can also find a condensed version or you can even make your own. *This is a re-post*
What the heck is Mincemeat?
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. Mincemeat is used to make sweet desserts such as pie, bars, cookies and the like. Not to be confused with Mince Pies, which are savory pies, made with meat, usually beef, potatoes and other root vegetables.
Ready to Use
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
Nonesuch Mincemeat Pie
- 1 package refrigerated ready pie crust
- 1 27 oz jar nonesuch classic original mincemeat
- 1 large egg yolk mixed with 2 tablespoons water
- Place rack in lowest position in oven. Heat oven to 425º
- 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.
- Bake 30 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cooking time will vary depending on oven and crust used.
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*If you like more pie filling, add two extra cups of mincemeat from an additional 27 oz jar.
* Pumpkin Mincemeat Bars is another recipe using Nonesuch Mincemeat.
29 Comments on “Nonesuch Mincemeat Pie”
Don’t mean to be argumentative, but beef is listed as an ingredient on the jar, 2% or less, but that might make a difference for a vegetarian. ♀️
I’ve been wanting to make this for so long for my sister (had to buy new jar)who loves mincemeat! Super easy! Used None Such with Brandy and Rum, but Beef is an ingredient. Thank you for the baking directions-not listed on jar.
Your very welcome Joyce. Stop by again:) Lynn
Easiest recipe, if you cannot follow you probably need to buy the pie. Love the taste.
Love Nonesuch mincemeat. I live in the NE and it was becoming very hard to find. No mince meat pies frozen were sold either. Stop n Shop wanted nearly $10.00 per jar. All of the sudden Walmart is carrying it for $5.43 per jar. Im the only one in my famiky that eats it. One pie at Thanksgiving and one at Christmas. I can eat it in 4 days. Love it. The condensed version is alot of work if you dont have the jar version.
Hi Bill, Yes, $10.00 a jar for mincemeat is way to much in my economical mind:) Jars go here for $5.00. What was once considered “seasoned” Nonesuch can be found year round in many stores in Wisconsin. Lynn
Hi, among the ingredients you did not list is beef. There is beef in Mincemeat. Clarifying so vegetarians don’t go and use this.
Thank-you you are so right! Years ago mincemeat was indeed made with beef and beef suet. Commercially made mincemeat, like the Nonesuch brand. Does not contain beef or any meat. Lynn
Look again at the label. It’s right after vinegar, clearly says BEEF.
Water, Corn Syrup, Raisins, Dried Apples, Molasses, Corn Starch Modified, Distilled Vinegar, Dried Orange And Lemon Peel, Salt, Spices, Beef, Fruit Pectin, Natural Flavor.
It’s also in the jar version.
Hello. This recipe is on the nonesuch website and all over the internet. Not one recipe ever tell what to do with the egg yolk and water. Is this a wash for the crust? Are we supposed to mix it into the mincemeat? Very frustrating.
It’s an egg wash, it says right in the recipe instructions to brush it on the crust.
Happy Holidays Frank and Thanks for clearing that up;) Lynn
All egg washes, whether it’s an egg yolk/water combo or egg white/water combo or even just plain milk, the mixture is always brushed over the crust. This helps in browning. Lynn
Thumbs up! I always prefer to make
my own shell. It is a lot of work, but
so good! You can do the shell in advance.
Yes, you can do a shell in advance:) I’ve have used pre-made crusts from time to time but as always, homemade is the best way. Happy Holidays, Lynn
How early can I make the pie before Christmas and still have it turn out ok?
Since Mincemeat tends to be on the moist side, I think 2 days would be fine. Anything longer and you might end up with a soggy crust. Cool the pie completely on a wire rack before storing the pie. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. You can also go to: nonesuchrecipes.com Thanks for stopping! Happy Holidays to you and yours. Lynn
Should this be served warm or cold? Or does it matter?
Hi Katy, Nope it doesn’t matter. I like it warm with vanilla ice cream:) Lynn
I had to go to four stores to find Nonesuch Mincemeat in a jar…..started looking at Thanksgiving and didn’t find any ’til last week, just in time for Christmas. I guess mincemeat pie isn’t so popular in Northwest Arkansas. This was the only jar on the shelf. I’ve just made the pie and there’s not enough filling in the jar for my 9-inch pie. BUMMER! It’s Christmas morning! Why not make larger jars so that there will be enough mincemeat for my pie?
Hello Carole, I really feel bad for you. I only know too well how frustrating it is when you want to make a recipe and #1 you can’t find the main ingredient and #2 it doesn’t turn out. Here in Wisconsin it can be found during the holidays and at some supermarkets throughout the year. I wish you would have contacted me earlier, I could have sent you some. You can also purchase Nonesuch Mincemeat on Amazon but I’m aware that’s not always a possibility either. Normally for a 9-inch pie, 1 1/2 jars of mincemeat would have been plenty. I’ve had this same thing happen to me once and I ended up adding apple pie filling to make the pie ‘full’ enough. I hope the rest of your holiday went well?!? Lynn
I bought two jars, added one granny smith and used a 10″ deep dish. Added 5 minutes to cook time. Delicious!
Sounds super delicious! What a great idea, adding the apple:) Happy Holidays. Lynn
Added a cup of simmered raisins and splash of rum. Let that sit for a bit. Then put it in pie shells and baked. Seemed to fill up the rest of the deep dish crust 🙂
Happy Holidays. That sounds wonderful. My hubby isn’t a fan of Mincemeat so I haven’t made a pie since this post. Grandpa has since passed on and no one else will eat it:( Lynn
I'm sure grandpa loved his mincemeat pie. Thank you for the info on mincemeat. All I really knew was tha t it is a pie. Thank you, also for linking. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Lynn. I'm glad to have gotten to know you!
Thank you Michelle~ Merry Christmas to you as well and I am glad to have gotten to know you too:) Lynn