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Easy Mincemeat Pie

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Mince pie
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Easy Mincemeat Pie is made with store-bought mincemeat.

Prep Time: 24 hours, 25 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 25 hours, 5 minutes


  • 1-8 ounce jar preparted mincemeat (apprx. 2 cups)
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts, lightly toasted
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rum or brandy
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • pastry for double crust 9-inch pie


The day before:
Combine all ingredients, except pastry, until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

The Next Day:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line pie plate with pastry. Prick with fork or fill with pie weights. Prebake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Add undrained mincemeat to pie crust. For top crust, either prepare a lattice top or a full crust with slits. Seal and flute edges. Brush top with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with flavored whipped cream.

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 4 out of 5
Very Helpful, Very Good, Member harvshoney69

I made this as a first attempt at mince pie for my Thanksgiving dinner. I didn't have the 24 hours to wait, so I mixed everything together and let it mix in the stand mixer for a good half hour. The flavor is rich and wonderful, I added a touch more cloves. It wasn't hard at all to press the lattice crust edges against the partially baked shell- the warm bottom shell made it easy to seal the uncooked lattice edges. Thanks for sharing this.

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