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Pear Mincemeat Pie

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Ingredients
  Pastry for a double crust 9 inch pie 1
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All-purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped pecans 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Pear mincemeat
  Pears 7 Pound, peeled, cored & cut into eighths
  Lemons 2 , unpeeled & cut into eighths
  Oranges 2 , unpeeled & cut into eighths
  Raisins 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Ground allspice 1 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Tablespoon
  Ground nutmeg 1 Tablespoon
  Ground cloves 1 Tablespoon
  Vinegar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Take a food processor bowl and position knife blade in it.
2) Add 1 cup pears and process until finely chopped.
3) Repeat the process with remaining fruit.
4) Take a Dutch oven and combine chopped fruits with all remaining ingredients in it.
5) Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes.
6) Pour the hot mixture in hot sterilized jars, leaving about 1/4 inch headspace.
7) Cover quickly with metal lids and screw tightly with bands.
8) Process the jars in boiling water bath for about 25 minutes.

MAKING
9) Roll out pastry half onto a lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness.
10) Fit the pastry inside a 9 inch pie plate. Set aside.
11) Chill the remaining pastry.
12) Take a bowl and combine together brown sugar, 2 cups mincemeat (reserve remaining mincemeat for making another dish or to serve as relish), pecans and flour in it.
13) Spoon the mixture into pastry shell.
14) Roll out the remaining pastry to 1/8 inch thickness and place over filling. Trim the edges and seal securely.
15) Cut slits in top of pastry and allow steam to escape. You can also make decorative patterns with slits, if desired.
16) Bake for about 35-40 minutes at 375° F. You can cover the edges of pie with aluminum foil in order to prevent excessive browning.

SERVING
17) Slice and serve pie with whipped cream, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Pear
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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