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Mince Pie

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. Prep
45 min.
45 min.
Ready In
90 min.
Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
Metric measurements


2pounds granny smith apples or other tart apples
2pounds apples mcintosh
2medium oranges *
2medium lemons *
2 1/2cups golden raisins
1 2/3cups currants
1/2cup candied orange peel diced*
1 1/4cups brown sugar, lightVideo *
2/3cup dark rum or brandy*
1/4cup vinegar
8tablespoons butterVideo
1teaspoon nutmeg freshly grated
1teaspoon cinnamonVideo ground
1/2teaspoon cloves ground
1/2teaspoon ginger ground*
1x sour cream dough 2 crust pie*
1each eggVideo well beaten with, 1pinch salt
2teaspoons sugarVideo for finishing the top of the pies optional
* not incl. in nutrient facts


Two 9inch Pyrex pie pans To make the filling, peel, halve and core the apples.

Grate them coarsely by hand or in the food processor.

Place the grated apples in a large nonreactive saucepan.

Grate the zest of both the oranges and lemons, then squeeze both fruits and strain the juice and add it with the zest into the pan.

Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally.

Continue cooking for about 45 minutes longer, stirring often this scorches easily until the mixture is reduced to a thick, jamlike consistency.

Let cool. Set racks at the middle and lowest levels of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees.

Divide the double batch of dough into quarters. Roll one quarter out to form a bottom crust and arrange in pan.

Repeat with the second piece.

Spread half the mincemeat evenly in each crust.

Form the lattice top crusts.

Flute the edge of the pies and carefully brush with egg wash.

If you wish, sprinkle the top of each pie with sugar.

Bake the pies for 15 minutes on the bottom rack of the oven .

Lower the temperature to 350 degrees and move the pies to the middle rack.

Bake about 20 to 30 minutes longer, until the crust is a deep golden and the juices are just beginning to bubble up.

Cool pies on racks and serve warm or at room temperature.

First published: last updated: 2012-09-22

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 649g (22.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 75130% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 39%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 47%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 176%
Calcium 12% Iron 17%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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