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A Lament for Mincemeat Pie

 
 
jjorge
 
Reply Sun 25 Nov, 2018 10:22 pm
What is the MATTER with people!!??

What are they abandoning mincemeat pie for?
Southerners insisting pecan pie’s to die for!
Westerners with deranged ideas of eatin’
Blueberry bibbers, and chocolate cream cretins!

Another thanksgiving and I am un-minced!

I see all the pies -apple, pumpkin, and berry,
I drink cider and wine, served to make me feel merry,
but I study the menu, and once again wince,
where o where is my much maligned mince??

‘No person of breeding dislikes mincemeat pie!’
I say with a hot stubborn tear in my eye,

and ‘Mince is for princes!’ I haughtily assert,
but alas, this year too, it won’t be dessert
-jjorge November 2018
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 26 Nov, 2018 05:33 am
@jjorge,
saad, sad. Mincemeat seems to be a generational thing. Our kids hated it till they grew up, now its a comfort dessert (especially warmed and served wif vanilla Ice cream.
jjorge
 
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Reply Tue 27 Nov, 2018 08:29 am
@farmerman,
I'm going to try making my own -as soon as I can find some of the (store bought) filling.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 27 Nov, 2018 12:03 pm
@jjorge,
well, so as not to lose the poesy of your homage to a good mincemeat pie, Weve always used the BOX packages of NONESUCH Mincemeat. The jarred stuff makes a very sloppy pie. My wife will take 2 boxes and add another package of citron and strips of home pickled tangerine. and one or two others that even involve other fruits
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 27 Nov, 2018 05:41 pm
I hears me this cry
about mincemeat pie
It seems such a crime
that pie so sublime
is now hard to find
'tis truly unkind.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 27 Nov, 2018 05:44 pm
@jjorge,
and where' is the song?
jjorge
 
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Reply Thu 13 Dec, 2018 08:42 pm
@ehBeth,
Here is the song -the DELIGHTFUL song- supplied by ehBeth:

'Mincemeat Tart' performed by noted Canadian folk singer Roy Forbes.
(Song starts at the 2 minute mark)
.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0TfBBCWzEs&fbclid=IwAR0GOCQtYSkwMTx2zMUCp9EF_YebEfSfx5cazi-xfR29Pheck67Uf1zBltw
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 13 Dec, 2018 08:51 pm
Moosemeat pie is among my favorites.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2018 09:21 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

Moosemeat pie is among my favorites.

Is that an ironic name? Or is it genuinely moosemeat? If so? Gamey? Chewey? Gristly and fatty?
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2018 03:19 pm
@tsarstepan,
moosemeat tastes like a more flavorful cut of wombat
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jjorge
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 12:27 am
@edgarblythe,
:-)
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jan, 2019 01:59 am
My grandfather loved Mincemeat Pie......it makes my teeth ache. I've never been comfortable with achingly sweet stuff.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jan, 2019 09:35 am
@glitterbag,
the mincemeat Im used to has a tangy citrus and fruit flavor with pices and then sweetness. Our recipe isnt as cloying as something like pecan pr shoo -fly pies
jjorge
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jan, 2019 01:05 pm
@farmerman,
That's the way I like it -not too sweet.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2019 04:00 am
This came up on the photo association thread, and I'm not surprised. This is your mincemeat pie.

http://files.recipetips.com/images/recipe/dessert/big/mincemeat_pie_big.jpg


These are our mince pies.

https://keyassets-p2.timeincuk.net/wp/prod/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2016/07/How-to-make-mince-pies.jpg

I know what I find more appetising.

I top mine with Viennese shortbread, they don't stick around for long.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2019 04:40 am
@izzythepush,
theres no "better mincemeat treat", theres only good or bad. Ive tried the English versions at a bakery in St Stephen New Brunswick Canadia,

Its nice, with a more shortbtready flavor of the dough ,I like that. AMerican style is usually a big hunk a pie so that its served with a great glop of vanilla ice cream. Thats why US folks are getting broad of beam

Now, tell me bout STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING. I cant find that anywhere in the US. Thats my favorite dessert of ALL TIME , especially with a very lightly sweetened whip cream (or clotted cream-which, by its name, will turn more people OFF than make them want to try it)
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2019 04:44 am
@izzythepush,
PS, most real American style mincemeat pies DONT have lattice tops. Thats for fruit pies that caramelize like Rhubarb or strawberry or blackberry.

Real US mincemeat has a heavy crust usually with cookie cutter doodads on the top and sugar thats hit with a flame thrower to recrystallize and brown (I guess that would be a form of caramelizing too)
roger
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2019 05:03 am
@farmerman,
You still haven't told them about stalking the wild mince?
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2019 05:36 am
@roger,
Mints, its the wild Mints.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2019 05:37 am
@farmerman,
Most abundant near Minsk.
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