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Old 01-15-2008, 07:28 AM
 
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Mince pies taste of Christmas - warm spices like clove, cinnamon, nutmeg in a jammy, fruity mix with a bit of brandy. Pastry should be short and crumbly tho, not soft and squidgy and not too sweet. Eat them warm, yum.

Goes well with a glass of sherry!
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:37 AM
 
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We just ate a Mrs.Smith mince pie,for me at my wifes insistance,first time in many years.It was a (B.O.G.O.) buy one get one.My wife has always liked it,not me.This pie was delicious,nice cubed apples,raisins and other fruit.Excellent crispy pie crust.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Mince pie is delicious! Think of it as an extra-spicy apple pie with teeny minced (get it?) apples, raisins and other fruity stuff. Tasty!
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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ok you guys, I havent had one since I was 13 and I dont remember "yummy" ,but I will give it another try. Minced apples sound much better then minced meat.
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Well if it's the British kind it has no meat in it and is basically and fruit and nut little pie. Too sweet for my taste but perfectly nice if you like that sort of thing. It used to have minced meat in the middle ages and beyond but not any more.

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MINCE PIES

Mince pies, or Christmas pies as they were often known, have existed for centuries, although their shape and content have changed dramatically through the ages. In their original form mince pies were much larger, crib-shaped to represent the manger and packed full of meat, spices and fruit. Unfortunately, the mince pie tradition hasn't always been upheld as during his time in the mid-seventeenth century Cromwell decided they were far too indulgent and banned them. Eventually mince pies came back into existence after the Restoration. The sweet, rich and fruity pies that we are now accustomed to developed early in the twentieth century when the meat content was removed for good.
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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mmm. I've always liked mince pies. Now, if we're talking rhubarb pies, yuck!
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I have not had rhubarb pie since I was a kid and lol I agree it is one to stay clear of.
Beautiful plant though.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:40 AM
 
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never had it plan, always strawberry-rhubarb, very good. (or maybe just moms was very good- all I ever had)
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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I have not had rhubarb pie since I was a kid and lol I agree it is one to stay clear of.
Beautiful plant though.
I do not like mince meat pies. Had it once and that was all I needed. Now I love rhubarb and strawberry pie, jam, etc. I haven't tried rhubarb by itself. I keep reading in cooking magazines its better with a sweet tasting fruit.
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