Modern Mincemeat Pie
Why This Recipe Works
We started to develop our mincemeat pie recipe with two premises: We wanted to drop the beef and replace the suet with butter. Without the beef, we needed to maximize the fruit flavor. A combination of McIntosh and Granny Smith apples proved a perfect fruit foundation. Golden raisins, currants, and candied orange peel completed the mix. To intensify the flavor in our mincemeat pie recipe, we simmered the fruit for three hours in apple cider.