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Mince Pie Recipe to ring in the New Year.

PostPosted: December 31st, 2009, 6:56 pm
by Liv

Here in the house tonight we're bunkering down for the bombardment of 2010 in a few hours with some good treats: mince pies. It's another traditional English comfort-food that has a long history attached to it; ranging from a king of England's favorite food to prohibition in America almost causing its extinction stateside. We had some pre-packaged imported ones on Christmas, and afterwords Shannon became so infatuated she decided we had to have them for New Years. Rightfully so to; because I wasn't fond of the store bought Christmas mince pies, but I just had a taste of these homemade ones, and absolutely fell in love. There's still time if you get baking now to enjoy a mince pie at the stroke of midnight....

    Shan's 2010 Mince Pie Recipe



    5 small Gala apples diced.
    1 12 oz bad of dried apricots.
    8 oz of Golden Raisins
    1 cup of hazelnuts, chopped and crushed
    Zest of 1 orange
    2 shots of Vanille rum
    8 oz of brown sugar
    4 oz of butter
    3/4 cup of shortening
    nutmeg & cinnamon to taste and liking

    If you don't have weeks to wait around, toss it all in an iron skillet and gently warm until mix transforms into gorgeousness.



    2 cups all purpose
    1/2 cup butter
    1/2 cup shortening
    pinch of salt
    3 tablespoons of water (approx.)

    Mix, Chill, Roll-out, and Cut and place in muffin pan sprayed with non-stick spray.

    1/2 cup powder sugar
    2 teaspoon vanille Rum
    2 teaspoon butter
    1/2 orange's juice (squeezed)
    additional water to create proper consistency.

    Mix, drizzle after the mince pies are done cooking.

      Preheat oven to 425 F, Bake for approx 14 minutes then drizzle the icing over top. Allow to cool, serve and enjoy your mince pie.

    When mincemeat is made in the English kitchen, all the family takes turns in stirring and making a secret wish. The mixture is always stirred clockwise, the direction in which the sun is assumed to proceed around an earth at the center of the universe. To stir in a counter-clockwise direction is to ask for trouble in the coming year!

Happy New Years. Oh and in a few moments.... I begin making Rum Smoothies...