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Traditional Mincemeat Pie

Key info

  • Difficulty
    › Easy
  • Prep time
    › 50 min
  • Cook time
    › 1/2 hr
  • Serves
    › 8


For the pastry

2 1/2 cups cake flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup cool unsalted butter, cut into pieces (does not have to be ice cold)

1/4 cup cool water

2 teaspoons white vinegar or lemon juice


For the mincemeat

2 medium apples, peeled and coarsely grated

1 cup golden or Thompson raisins

1 cup dried currants

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup finely diced candied ginger

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup brandy, optional

1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest

2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground clove

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 egg mixed with 2 Tbsp water, for brushing

Turbinado or granulated sugar, for sprinkling

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