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Old 01-14-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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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?
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Never tasted it. My grandfather at Thanksgiving had to have it-no one else touched it. I think it's a mix of fruit (dried), suet and meat. I'll pass.
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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Take one of your aunt mabels stale fruit cakes, blend into corned beef hash, bake in a pie crust,,,,something like that. (IMHO)
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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...I think it's a mix of fruit (dried), suet and meat. I'll pass.
They used to have meat in them, that's why they were called Minced Meat Pies.
But unless it's some special order or private old-time recipe, the ones you buy in the stores or bakeries are 100% vegetarian, and have been for years, because of the public health problems associated with meat ingredients in non-refrigerated products.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Urgh I bought the last Cherry Pie and that what was left.. I guess it will stay in the freezer or I could wait til our Church next cover dish dinner.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I used ground deer, apples, raisins, molasses, orange peel, suet and spices when I made it last fall. It's ok but I'd take any other pie first.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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Thumbs up Mince pie is an acquired taste

Mince pie is an acquired taste. It took me years to learn to like it, and actually do now. Orginally, mincemeat did contain meat, but no longer. Might have had it many years ago with the meat, but not sure at this point.

Sunny Kayak, I suspect that you have purchased Sara Lee mince pie. Am I correct? This is really mince pie "lite". Not really the best in the world, but does give some kind of minimal idea what it tastes like. Good mince pie is dried fruit, citron (citrus), raisins, apple, but in a spicy cinnamon sauce, sometimes brandy (mmm). Personally, l like the mince you can cook up from these very unappealing looking blocks. When I'm cooking them up, they make the house smell wonderful...and if I'm not making a pie, I've eaten the warm mince filling over vanilla ice cream. BTW: Vanilla ice cream is very good with mince pie.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I love mince pie. It is in the same family of tastes as tutty fruity, rum-raisin ice cream, or an old fashion steamed plum pudding. it is much sweeter than fruit cake; I doubt kids will like it! I love the smell and the taste of mince meat pie--but about once a year does it!
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Hmmm Im confuse if I want to cook it lol. I need to cook it and invite someone over and let them try it first lol. Yes it Sara Lee.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Don't be afraid of it! "Nobody doesnt like Sara Lee" The pie won't taste strange or strong or anything unpleasant. Sara Lee didnt become rich selling bad pies.

Her pie will have been tasted tested on millions of average americans, it will be sweet and juicy and totally delicious. Have it with coffee and ice cream or whipped cream.
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