Take some prepared mincemeat and stir in walnuts, diced apples, brown sugar, lemon juice and brandy. This rich filling is chilled overnight and then piled into a prepared crust, topped with a lattice crust, and baked.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (18 ounce) jar prepared mincemeat pie filling
- 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
- 2 apple - peeled, cored, and chopped
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup rum
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
Combine mincemeat, walnuts, apples, brown sugar, lemon juice and rum in a bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Take filling out of refrigerator and let come to room temperature. Prepare crusts. Stir filling well and pour into shell. Top with full crust and make slits or make a lattice top. Crimp edges.
Bake in preheated oven on low shelf for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
Baking pie is a rather straightforward technique, but a few tips can only help to make your pies come out looking and tasting perfect!