Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Green Tomato Mincemeat Pie

This. is. so. good.

No kidding. This is the best mincemeat I've ever made.

This is a picture of the pie I made for Thanksgiving. Would you believe we never cut it until this morning? I confess, I had pie for mid-morning snack as I was leaving late for work (this ol' cold is as nasty one).

This pie sat in the fridge, covered with plastic and ignored because we're still trying to finish up that to-die-for hickory nut cake. But this morning I cut a slice, and oh my. It makes the taste buds sing!

If you've never had mincemeat, it's difficult to describe. It's not like sweet-sweet raisin pie; it's sweet, but tart at the same time, with such a complex blend of flavors that you can't tell where one ends and the other begins.

I wrote instructions for making mincemeat tarts and the recipe for making green tomato mincemeat in earlier posts. I was out of raisins when I made my mincemeat so I used dried cranberries and that seems to have been a happy addition.

Cranberries, grated orange and lemon peel, apples, green tomatoes, a little bit of ground chuck, vinegar, brown sugar, spices--you name it, it's in there. All cooked together, canned and processed in the pressure canner. Sounds terrible when I read it, but believe me--it's good!


bayouwoman said...

As a child, because Momma never baked mincemeat pies, I never could understand why people would want to eat a pie made out of minced meat. You would think as an adult that I would have wanted to dispel the myth, but I have not done so. But this is a beautiful pie. You just keep on impressing me, Sue!

And my reader, Katy Bug, wants your hickory nut cake recipe!!


Anonymous said...

Oh My! Mincemeat pie...that would make a great Christmas present! :)

Granny Sue said...

Mincemeat on the way! Can't mail the pie, unfortunately, but you know how to make piecrust.

Deborah Wilson said...

I've never ate green tomatoe mince pie - I'll have to try this one.

But I loooovvvve fried green tomatoes...with a hot homemade biscuit...

The Tile Lady said...

This sounds SO GOOD! I have to try it!

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