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alb

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Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Fri, 11/18/05 9:48 PM (permalink)
I have been invited to a Thanksgiving dinner and my hostess said everybody gets their own pie. (!) I'm having trouble deciding...pumpkin or mincemeat? Or pecan? What do you think? I like rhubarb too, but not for Thanksgiving.
 
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    alb

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    RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Fri, 11/18/05 10:34 PM (permalink)
    Everyone in her family likes a different kind, so her one concession to convenience is that she orders pies from a local pie company. Theirs are all good!
     
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      ScreenBear

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      RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Fri, 11/18/05 10:50 PM (permalink)
      French apple
       
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        Z66 Butch

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        RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Fri, 11/18/05 11:03 PM (permalink)
        Mincemeat pie, now there is somethin g that I have not had for years!

        Butch
         
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          june61644

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          RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Sat, 11/19/05 12:20 AM (permalink)
          i love mincemeat thats what i would take and i hope its the spiked
          one to keep you warm and cozy.
           
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            Fieldthistle

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            RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Sat, 11/19/05 8:00 AM (permalink)
            Hello All,
            Surpise them all and go with peach or cherry or pear pie.
            Take Care,
            Fieldthistle
             
            #6
              wheregreggeats.com

              RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Sat, 11/19/05 9:32 AM (permalink)
              Mincemeat can be hideous -- if made from scratch, then it is okay (at best) ... I'm for pumpkin (or sweet potato.)
               
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                mayor al

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                RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Sat, 11/19/05 11:06 AM (permalink)

                I would choose Pumpkin.
                 
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                  tiki

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                  RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Sat, 11/19/05 11:54 AM (permalink)
                  I'll just have a slice of everyone elses!!!
                   
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                    alb

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                    RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Sat, 11/19/05 12:06 PM (permalink)
                    Mmmm, sweet potato pie! Now there's one I hadn't considered...
                     
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                      Jennifer_4

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                      RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Sat, 11/19/05 1:42 PM (permalink)
                      I have to have pumpkin for Thanksgiving.. I'll eat other desserts but pumpkin is king in my book. I made the mistake one year of assuming since it was a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, pumpkin pie would be on the menu.. it was not and no one brought one.. so now, I bring my own to share.
                       
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                        BT

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                        RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Sat, 11/19/05 4:52 PM (permalink)
                        No question: pecan.

                        Second best: chocolate custard with whipped cream on top and/or key lime.
                         
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                          enginecapt

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                          RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Sat, 11/19/05 5:47 PM (permalink)
                          Throw em a curveball: Boston Cream Pie. I've been known to break laws for a slice of that stuff.
                           
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                            Greyghost

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                            RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Sat, 11/19/05 5:49 PM (permalink)
                            Make mine pumpkin.
                             
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                              carlton pierre

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                              RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Mon, 11/21/05 7:32 PM (permalink)
                              Pumpkin! Close second, Sweet Potato.
                               
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                                Adjudicator

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                                RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Mon, 11/21/05 7:42 PM (permalink)
                                Sweet 'Tater Pie for EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!

                                 
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                                  Scorereader

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                                  RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Mon, 11/21/05 7:54 PM (permalink)
                                  1-Sweet potato; 2-Pumpkin; 3- Pecan

                                  in that order.

                                  I start with a slice of sweet potato, then pumpkin, and end with pecan.
                                   
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                                    BBQ Barney

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                                    RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Mon, 11/21/05 9:12 PM (permalink)
                                    Pecan--unless someone offers a homemade sour cream raisen.
                                     
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                                      alb

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                                      RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Wed, 11/23/05 8:40 AM (permalink)
                                      I ordered mincemeat, and I'm really looking forward to it. I figured, since I have the best recipe for pecan pie from Texas Monthly a few years back, (better than any pie store would make), and since somebody else already ordered pumpkin (also very easy to make on my own), and I don't like Boston cream pie (so shoot me), I better have something I'm only likely to have once a year. That's mincemeat!
                                       
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                                        TxConnie

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                                        RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Wed, 11/23/05 10:55 AM (permalink)
                                        Hmm-- sahare your pecan pie recipe, please
                                         
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                                          NYNM

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                                          RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Wed, 11/23/05 11:54 PM (permalink)
                                          Am I crazy or do I remember when mincemeat pie was actually made with meat? (beef I think)
                                           
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                                            mr chips

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                                            RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Sat, 11/26/05 6:32 PM (permalink)
                                            My mom's sour cream apple pie.
                                             
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                                              Scorereader

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                                              RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Mon, 11/28/05 9:21 AM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by NYNM

                                              Am I crazy or do I remember when mincemeat pie was actually made with meat? (beef I think)



                                              You're not crazy. I remember the same.
                                              Which is why I never understood the whole mincemeat pie thing.

                                              When I was a juvenile delinquent for a short time...or at least a juvenile delinquent wannabe, I actually remember telling a kid "I'm going to make mincemeat out of you."
                                              He looked at me funny and then went home. I guess he didn't like mincemeat either. And that was pretty much the end of that period in my life.

                                               
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                                                alb

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                                                RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Tue, 11/29/05 12:28 AM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by TxConnie

                                                Hmm-- sahare your pecan pie recipe, please


                                                I'll be happy to, but I probably won't have time until next week, if you want to look for it then.
                                                 
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                                                  PCC

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                                                  RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Mon, 01/30/06 12:17 AM (permalink)
                                                  It was my understanding that there hasn't been meat in mincemeat pies for 500 years. BUT a friend of mine said her mother made it with ground beef as one of the ingredients.
                                                   
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                                                    PCC

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                                                    RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Mon, 01/30/06 12:19 AM (permalink)
                                                    It was my understanding that there hasn't been meat in mincemeat pies for 500 years. BUT a friend of mine said her mother made it with ground beef as one of the ingredients.
                                                     
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                                                      6star

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                                                      RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Mon, 01/30/06 2:56 AM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by PCC

                                                      It was my understanding that there hasn't been meat in mincemeat pies for 500 years. BUT a friend of mine said her mother made it with ground beef as one of the ingredients.

                                                      My mother would never have even considered using ground beef in a mincemeat pie (ugh! ). Although I don't have her recipe, this one is very close to how she made it, always using finely shredded roast beef:

                                                      http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/9522/mincemeat.html
                                                       
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                                                        Jimeats

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                                                        RE: Pumpkin or Mincemeat? Mon, 01/30/06 8:00 AM (permalink)
                                                        I make my own mincemeat useing my grandmothers recipe which had been handed down to her. I do make a large batch and it's the only thing I preserve or can because some of the ingrediants aren't avalible to me from year to year. The recipe calls for meat trimmings of wild game Deer, Bear and such. My brother inlaw is an avid hunter so the meat ingrediants qre not usually a problem besides he loves my mince meat cookies. Recipe also calls for hard cider but I substitute Brandy. Chow Jim
                                                         
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