A history of what was once known as the Real American Pie plus two recipes for mince filling for Stir Up Sunday.
How wonderful in every way! Suet.....and lard! The stuff of dreams! And if you have any left over you can make plum pudding!
As a Brit chef living in France, thought you may like this link:
https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Stir-Up-Sunday/#:~:text=The last Sunday before Advent,the Book of Common Prayer.
I used to do this with my grandma and may Mum, we used to do the full Monty with Christmas cake, pudding and mincemeat :)
There has been NO commercial mincemeat that I could find locally (North of Orlando). I ordered online and paid a small fortune for 3 jars. Hubs and I dearly love mincemeat pie and cookies. I can't live without it in the Fall.
I'd like to try the suet recipe but I'll have to pay for ordering the suet online and a lot of the candied fruit. It's just not available around here this year. So strange...
Thank you for the post (and the recognition!). I will be sending you lovely mincy wishes as I bake this year.
Ok, I feel silly, because I just bought a jar of the commercial stuff. But I have to ask, where to get shredded suet over here? I asked a rancher at the farmers market, and she tried to offer me a slab of bloody fat. 😱 I usually sub butter for suet in UK recipes because of this....
WowWowWow! And that ad!
Being mostly vegetarian (I occasionally eat poultry) do you have a recipe for meatless mince pie? I did enjoy your sharing of the history of mince pies. I had a chuckle over the story about the pies made during Prohibition w/extra alcohol added! Thanks, Peggy