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Easy Mincemeat Pie

Easy Mincemeat PieAdd a bit of zip and zest to your next holiday meal! Change up your mincemeat pie with chopped apples, a hefty splash of cognac and a handful of sweet raisins. Some like to gild the lily with whipped cream or some vanilla ice cream on top.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (29-ounce) jar mincemeat
2 apples, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
3/4 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup cognac (optional) - divided use
1/4 cup butter
2 large egg yolks, beaten
1 (9-inch) unbaked double pie crust

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Place mincemeat into a large mixing bowl; add apples, raisins and one half of cognac, if using. Stir to mix thoroughly.
  3. Place 1 pie crust layer in the button of a 9-inch pie pan*; fill with mincemeat filling. Dot with butter; add remaining cognac. Cover with top crust, seal and slit in 2 to 3 places. Brush top crust with beaten egg yolks; bake 20 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to 400°F (205°C) and bake 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F (175°C); bake 20 minutes or until crust is browned. Remove from oven; cool on a wire rack.

Makes 8 servings.