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Posted on: November 2, 2012

I have had these a few times, handmade by some English ladies. They are VERY good.

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

National Mincemeat Pie Day 

  • Mincemeat was originally a medieval (England) sweet, spicy mixture of chopped (minced) lean meat (usually beef, or beef tongue), suet and fruit.
  • It was generally served as an entree.
  • Gradually the meat content was reduced, and today the mixture contains nuts, dried fruit (raisins, apples, pears, citrus peel, etc.), beef suet, spices and brandy or rum, but no beef.
  • Mincemeat is used primarily in pies and tarts.
  • Mince pies date back to medieval times and possibly long before. They are descended from a huge pie baked on Christmas Eve containing chopped beef, suet, nuts, spices and fruit of which whole dried plums were an important constituent.

Today’s Food History

1825 The 363 mile long Erie Canal was finished. Connecting the Great Lakes to the Hudson River at Albany, It provided a water route from the Great Lakes to New York City and the Atlantic Ocean…

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