Easy Mincemeat Pie Recipe: This Boozy Dried Fruit & Nut Pie Recipe Is Worth a Try This Thanksgiving by 30Seconds Food

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Easy Mincemeat Pie Recipe: This Boozy Dried Fruit & Nut Pie Recipe Is Worth a Try This Thanksgiving

The word mincemeat may make you crinkle your nose, but it's simply a mixture of chopped dried fruit, nuts and alcohol, usually brandy or rum. But yes, older recipes did container beef suet, beef or even venison. The mincemeat pie has English origins and is traditionally served during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

Cuisine: English
Prep Time: 24 hours to marinate 
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 24 hours plus 40 minutes to bake
Servings: Makes 1 pie


  • 1 jar mincemeat pie filling
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried figs or dried apricots, chopped (or a combination of both)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rum or brandy
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • pie dough for a double-crust pie or 1 box refrigerated pie crusts, thawed

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Mix together the mincemeat, apples, dried fruit, walnuts, brown sugar, lemon juice and rum or brandy in a bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight. 
  2. When ready to bake, let the pie filling come to room temperature, then preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. 
  3. Put one crust into the bottom of a pie plate. Pour in the filling. Top with the second pie crust. Crimp edges. If not doing a lattice pattern, cut slits into the top of the pie crust. 
  4. Bake about 40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and allow to cool before serving.

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Donna John
I have never tried a mincemeat pie! It sounds really good, and I love dried fruit.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I have never tried mincemeat. This is inspiring me to try!

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