PUBLISHED: 1:37 PM on Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Apple Mince Pie

Prep Time: 10 minutes • Cook time: 35 minutes

Pastry for 2-crust pie

3 medium all-purpose apples, cored, pared and thinly sliced

3 Tbsp. flour

2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted

1 (27-oz.) jar None Such Ready-to-Use Mincemeat (Regular or Brandy & Rum)

1 egg yolk plus 2 Tbsp. water (optional)

1. Place rack in lower half of oven; preheat oven to 425?F. In large bowl, toss apples with flour and butter; turn into prepared crust. Spoon mincemeat evenly over apple mixture. Cover with top crust; cut slits near center. Seal and flute. Brush egg mixture over crust (optional).

2. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375?F; bake 25 minutes longer or until golden. Cool. Garnish as desired.

Tip: To substitute condensed mincemeat for ready-to-use mincemeat, crumble 1 (9-oz.) package None Such Condensed Mincemeat into small saucepan; add 3/4 cup water. Boil briskly 1 minute. Cool. Proceed as recipe directs.

Makes one (9-inch) pie.