So, I begin my week of pecan pies. When my daughter was picking out the recipes for November, she mentioned there were a lot of pecan pies. Then she looked at me a bit confused. I don’t make pecan pies. Her great, great grandmother did. Her grandmother did. But, no, not I.
I do however, like mincemeat pie. Sadly, no one in my family will join me in eating such a thing. Here is a combination of the two types. This recipe from my favorite brand of mincemeat. (other than if my mother suddenly manages to lose a good 35 years of age and health problems and made a bit of her own mincemeat)
Unfortunately, this recipe calls for something that doesn’t exist anymore, sticks of pie crust mix. (or does it?) You will just need to make your own pie crust or use the more modern mix from Betty Crocker.
Pecan Crust Mince Pie
Heat oven to 425 (hot) Take 1/2 cup pecan halves and chop finely. Mix pastry as directed on package–except add chopped pecans with the water. Line pan as directed for two-crust pie. Spread mince meat in prepared pan. Arrange remaining 1/2 cup pecan halves over mince meat. Cover with top crust. Cover edge with strip of aluminum foil, remove 15 min before end of baking time. Bake 40-45 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.