Mincemeat Prize Cookies. My mother made these cookies when I was a little girl. How thrilled I was to see this on Pinterest. She is gone now but I can put these back on my cookie list for must make this year.
Star-Topped Mince Pies:This is the way I make my mince pies, and there is no changing me or them: they are small, to be popped straight into the mouth in one go; the pastry is plain, the better to contrast with the rich, fruited filling; and they have not full casings but little stars as lids, which makes them look beautiful and taste flutteringly light.
Tourtière, also known as pork pie or meat pie, is a traditional French-Canadian pie served by generations of French-Canadian families throughout Canada and New England on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. It is made from a combination of ground meat, onions, spices, and herbs baked in a traditional piecrust.:
Mincemeat Pie has been an English specialty for centuries. Mincemeat developed as a way of preserving meat without salting or smoking some 500 years ago, and are still considered an essential accompaniment to holiday dinners just like the traditional plum pudding. http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/PieHistory/MincemeatPie.htm