Old Fashioned Mince Pie
1 cup TVP granules
1 cup hot water
4 cups tart apples, peeled and diced
1 cup raisins or currants (half and half is good)
1/2 cup apple cider
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
grated rind and juice of 1 orange
grated rind and juice of 2 lemons
2 TB vinegar
1 tsp. each cinnamon, nutmeg and mace
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
double crust for 9" pie
Place in a large kettle tvp, water, apples, raisins, cider, sugar,
juices and vinegar.
Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer gently until apples
are soft, about 20 minutes.
Stir in spices and nuts.
Cook 5 minutes more, then stir in 2 TB of orange marmalade. Keep
in a covered jar in refrigerator until ready to use. Makes 1 quart.
Line a 9" pie plate with the bottom crust, fill with mince mixture,
top with crust, seal edges by crimping together, slash top in 6
places. Brush a little milk or soymilk onto crust. Bake at 375
degrees about 1 hour until nicely browned. If pie begins to brown
too soon, lay a piece of foil lightly over top.