Pear-mince Pie Filling

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  1. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    This is great if you prefer a fruit version of the standard mincemeat recipe.


    5 pounds of Bartlett or Bosch Pears - peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
    1 orange - peeled and chopped
    1 pound of seedless raisins (currants might work too)
    4 cups sugar
    3/4 cup cider vinegar
    2 teaspoons each of Ground Cinnamon and Allspice
    1 1/2 teaspoons of Ground Nutmeg
    1 teaspoon each of Ground Ginger and Ground Cloves

    Combine everything in a large pot and bring to a boil.
    Reduce heat and simmer (leaving the pot uncovered) for 2 hours or until very thick. Stirring occasionaly.
    Cool, pack into containers and freeze.

    For Pie filling
    4 cups pear mince and 1 tablespoon of butter in unbaked pie crust, cover with second crust and bake at 425 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
     
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    Biita Arctic-ally Challenged Forager

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    mmmmmmmmm

    Ohhh my goodness i have to try this. Thank you Toni, I know i'm going to love this, no doubt.
     
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    I never had pear pie before, I like pears so this might be good. Wannabe
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Wannabe my use to take preserving pears and make a pear pie just like you would an apple pie just use pears was her only difference .Itf you like apple pie you will like pear.
     



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    CritterPainter Awed by Nature

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    Have you actually made this Toni? I really want to try it, being a mince-fiend, but I always like to know that someone has worked out the kinks in a recipe, lol!
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I have tried it, it's okay but not my fav. I make it for Randy and my Mom and they both love it.
     
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    This recipe is definitely on my file and on the list to make as desert when our winter comes.

    I can just imagine the lovely pear pie with loads of custard. Yummy.

    Thanks for this recipe Toni, thanks to you I will be the first one to make a pear pie. (We normally have apple pie, apple crumble, etc. always apple.)
     
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    I too am a mince pie lover, and this sounds wonderful. Can't weight to try it.
    Tom
     
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    Thanks Toni, This sounds wonderful and will be give it a try soon.
     

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