Do individuals still eat mincemeat pies during the Holidays?

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  1. Leaderofmany profile image60
    Leaderofmanyposted 12 years ago

    I have tasted this pie once and thought it was the most horrible thing I had ever tasted. Is is still a popular pie that individuals eat?

    1. Lisa HW profile image63
      Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      lol  Yes!   I love mincemeat pie, and usually try to have that, or else mincemeat pastries at Christmas.  Adding rum makes it even better.  We always had it when I was a kid, so I just see it as traditional.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    I love them...

  3. SimeyC profile image88
    SimeyCposted 12 years ago

    We always have a large mincemeat pie for Thanksgiving - but this year for Christmas I'm making the indivual ones like my Mum used to make back in England! Sadly I can't get Mrs. Kipling or Marks and Spencer's minced pies over here!!!

  4. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 12 years ago

    lol...yup they do!...not me

    how about christmas cake? any left over from last year?

  5. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 12 years ago

    My dad loved mincemeat pies! He also loved raisin pie.

  6. profile image0
    stessilyposted 12 years ago

    I love mincemeat pies. For me they're an important part of the holiday season. Sometimes I include them at Thanksgiving, although I don't like to detract attention away from sweet potato or pumpkin pies. It's just that sometimes I can't wait for Christmas and New Year's mincemeat pies.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    This thread reminded me I need to pick some up for Christmas. My mother used to make great ones but I'm not a pie person, I'm better at baking cookies.

  8. LeanMan profile image80
    LeanManposted 12 years ago

    Father Christmas always eats them on Christmas Eve when he pops by so there are never any left for Christmas day...

  9. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 12 years ago

    mincemeat pie is wonderful, but it has to be made right - with the cognac and the flaky crust - with the right amount of spices and sugar - omg!  I am jonesing for a mincemeat pie now!  big_smile

  10. Rain Defence profile image80
    Rain Defenceposted 12 years ago

    Mince pie and a cup of tea is awesome. They taste even better if they're warmed up a bit in the oven first. Mm I'd eat one right now if I could. Or  six.

  11. profile image0
    The Writers Dogposted 12 years ago

    Do you mean mincemeaat as in minced red meat, or mince as in minced fruit?
    Here is Australia, they are two completely different things. I love my mince (fruit) pies - fly cemeteries, I call them - at Xmas.

    1. Lisa HW profile image63
      Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Eew!  NOT minced meat!   lol.  Some recipes for it may include meat (especially in the past or maybe in other countries), but that's not the recipe a lot of people (at least in present-day US) associate with "classic" mince pie.  smile   (Our flies, here in New England, are all dead by Christmas.  smile   The right spider could hide nicely in a mincemeat pie, though.)

  12. steveamy profile image60
    steveamyposted 12 years ago

    the best holiday pie....

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    Sadly, i did not find any in the supermarket today...

  14. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 12 years ago

    ISH - my mom made one every year.  I don't even know what is in mincemeat, but it was always gross!  Different tastes for everyone smile

    1. Lisa HW profile image63
      Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Oh... It's great!   One set of ingredients is raisins, apples, eggs, sugar, oranges, spices and lemon peel.  But, the kind that also has rum in it is REALLY good.  smile  (BUT, apparently, it's a matter of personal opinion.  smile  )

  15. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
    mistyhorizon2003posted 12 years ago

    Yep, we definitely still eat these, only they are referred to as 'Mince Pies' here (Britain), not 'Mincemeat Pies', maybe to avoid any confusion as there is no meat included in them. I am not a huge fan of them, but usually have at least one each Christmas because it is traditional and keeps my Mum happy.

    1. Lisa HW profile image63
      Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      When we (kids in my family) were young our father (who usually wouldn't have said or done anything at all insensitive) would joke that we shouldn't eat any mincemeat pies because we'd be eating "all the cute little minces" and they wouldn't have wanted to be eaten.   roll   It was really disturbing to us, so it didn't take him long to say he was only joking.  smile  (Oh, and he'd make little squeaky noises as if the "cute little minces" were complaining about being eaten.   roll)

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
        mistyhorizon2003posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        LOL, that is hilarious Lisa big_smile

  16. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 12 years ago

    I use the original recipe from Eastern Ohio and a part of Virginia 250-300 years ago that came over from the UK with ancestors. I make my own for the pie, with the real shredded beef in it; I posted the recipe.

    Plain raisin pie, though? No,not for me.

  17. Gordon Hamilton profile image93
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 12 years ago

    I remember as a child that after the Midnight Service at church on Christmas Eve, the minister would invite the congregation to the Church Hall for hot drinks and mince(meat) pies. The drink would often be cocoa or hot chocolate and this was my worst nightmare as I never did like anything sweet - food or drink. They do remain, however, as popular as ever, all year round so far as I have observed and not just at Christmas.

  18. shyitaliana profile image60
    shyitalianaposted 12 years ago

    I never liked mincemeat pies. However, my family still eats it at Christmas time.  It has been a tradition for years in my family.  I am one member who will be not keeping that tradition at all.  I will make all the other goodies and foods, but that is off my list.

  19. calpol25 profile image59
    calpol25posted 12 years ago

    Mince pies are a delicasy here in Britain, everyone has them at this time of year, my mum makes her own they are the best but I guess I am just biased smile

    1. Joy56 profile image67
      Joy56posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      just read this after i posted this....... you do not live in the North of England do you, by any chance....  If you do your mum probably makes mince pies with robertsons mince, from the jam factory.....  the best mince in the world, and yes i would say your mums are yummy as were my mums.  Does she make a little pattern on the top with a fork....  Maybe they even went to the same school.

  20. Hendrika profile image66
    Hendrikaposted 12 years ago

    I do, I love them! If I can I will go on a binge on them. Fortunately, I do not have enough money to buy enough of them for a binge.

  21. Joy56 profile image67
    Joy56posted 12 years ago

    my mum made the best mince pies in the world......  warm them in microwave and pour so much cream on them it spills off the plate.  Whenever i buy them ready made they are always far too sweet.... I think they must put sugar in the pastry.  I may make some one day, i had actually forgotton about them.... Which goes to show i did not see any around this Xmas.

      here are the very same..... mince pies yummy

  22. SmartAndFun profile image94
    SmartAndFunposted 12 years ago

    When I was growing up, we always had one at Thanksgicing and at Christmas. But we alwasy had a blueberry pie too, and us kids loved the blueberry pie most of all and would gobble it up, leaving the mincemeat pie for the grownups. I know I've had mincemeat pie but it's been so long ago I don't remember what it tastse like.


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