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Old 01-24-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:06 AM
 
Location: FL 33774
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The only way to have mince pies is to make the mincemeat yourself and do not include meat in it. Its really an English thing, unless your kids were brought up with it, or you were, it's unlikely you will eat it. Bit like that awful red cake they seem to have here in FL - what is up with that? When I make them, they don't last a few minutes and I have managed to convert quite a few (adult) friends to them at Christmas. Too rich in taste for the children though.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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Growing up in New England, mince pies were always part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays right a long with pumpkin and apple pies.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:04 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Another New Englander's .02 cents - mincemeat pies are on the table at Thanksgiving and Christmas and the mince isn't missing the meat. If you don't make it yourself you can still buy it here with meat.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:12 AM
 
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Just the name is enough to make me lose it. Never had it and not sure Id ever wanna try it.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Mince pies and fresh cream - oh heaven
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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Default Don't Buy Mincemeat Pie

Thank you for not buying mincemeat pie. There seems to be a shortage on them in some areas. I was lucky enough to find one at Kroger this week, but could not find any the last several times I looked.

Most people do not like the name and should steer clear of the pies in both the fresh and frozen areas. Making one from scratch, like my mom used to do or getting the canned mincemeat and pouring it into the homemade pie crust was especially good, but too much for me.

Spumoni ice cream is another thing you should probably not try

Merry Christmas & Thanks for leaving the pies on the shelf for me,
John
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:07 PM
 
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hmmm....well there's some stuff I never expected to learn!

We have mince pies here all the time in Oz at Christmas. My Nan makes them for us every year and you can buy them ready made at all good bakeries and in supermarkets BUT they don't have meat in them!!! Bleurk!!!

It's fruit mince, which has all kinds of dried fruits and spices and a slosh of grog. They're really yummy with ice cream or cream or custard OR all three! You can buy them as little pies too, which are nice with coffee.

As to mince meat pies well we have those here in Australia too, it's sort of one of the national dishes. Meat pie and sauce!
Nothing like a 4 n' 20 with dead horse on a cold winter day!
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:51 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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They were originally a way to use up all the little bits and pieces of otherwise unusable meat after doing the autumn butchering.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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The Other Day I Bought A Buy One Get One Free On Pies And One Of Them I Purchased Was Mince Pie.

I Just Read The Definition And Now I Am Scared LOL

What Does It Taste Like?

Do You Like It?
They're nasty! There's a reason they were "buy 1 get 1 free", it's because nobody else bought them and the store was desperate to get rid of them. I fell for that trap one time myself. I ended up throwing them out in the woods for the animals to eat.
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