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Homemade Mince Pie with Crumbly Topping

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"This pie has no meat in it (it's a 'mock' mincemeat pie). It doesn't use mincemeat mixes or prepared pie crusts. It's homemade, like ma (or grandma) used to make. Enjoy it! I made it for my father for Father's Day (he loves mince pie)."
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2 h 30 m servings 559
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 9-inch pie)


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of cold butter with 1 1/2 cups flour and the salt with a fork until the mixture is very crumbly. Mix in water, a tablespoon at a time, just until the mixture holds together. Mix again with a fork, then turn out onto a floured pastry cloth. Pat the dough out into a round piece, and roll out into a 10-inch circle. Invert a 9-inch pie dish onto the dough. Flip the dough over, and peel from the pastry cloth; adjust the crust into the plate if necessary. Fold the dough over the edge of the pie dish. Set the crust aside.
  3. Combine the raisins, apples, grapefruit peel, orange juice, and apple cider in a saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apple pieces are soft, about 15 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup of sugar, the cinnamon, cloves, and half a crushed graham cracker, and mix well.
  4. Mix together 1/3 cup of sugar, 3/4 cup of flour, 6 tablespoons of butter, and half a crushed graham cracker in a bowl, stirring until the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Pour the mince filling into the prepared pie crust, and sprinkle evenly with the streusel topping.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C); bake until the topping is lightly browned, about 30 more minutes. Allow to cool before serving.


  • Cook's Note
  • Feel free to substitute a different fruit for grapefruit peel. Orange would likely work equally well.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 559 calories; 21 92.2 5.1 53 306 Full nutrition

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I made the mincemeat but added currants, dried cranberries and rum! Reduced the number of raisins and apples to accommodate the increase in other ingredients. Everyone loves it!

Most helpful critical review

This was not like traditional Mince Pie. It was more like an apple raisin pie. It was good; just not mince.

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I made the mincemeat but added currants, dried cranberries and rum! Reduced the number of raisins and apples to accommodate the increase in other ingredients. Everyone loves it!

My husband's favorite holiday dessert is mince pie, so I thought I'd try to make him one. His reaction to this one? "It's crazy good!" Yes, that's a quote. I don't even like mince pie and I love...

I made this tonight for a family gathering and it was a big hit! I used a premade deep dish pie shell (made it a little easier to prepare), and it still tastes great. Served the pie with vanil...

I used this recipe and put another crust layer on top instead of the crumble topping. I made earlier in the week and froze it and then baked it up the night of dinner. It looked very nice but do...

Made it per recipe except I used dried cranberries for 1/3 of the raisins and added a T. of Grand Marnier for extra flavor. I used Splenda/brown blend for the streusel topping. Next time I'd u...

I doubled the recipe and planned to follow it exactly. However, there seemed to be too much liquid (maybe because of the type of apple used). I removed about a cup of liquid after cooking the ap...

We couldn't find a ready-made mince pie at any of the nearby grocery stores this year, so we decided to make one from scratch using this recipe. This turned out to be the best mince pie I've eve...

I used a refrigerated crust and a little extra graham cracker on the top and this pie was AMAZING! I've never made a pie before, and this one was so easy and it came out wonderfully! Everyone at...

This was my first foray into Mince Meat pie and I liked it. I made regular pie crust top, and worried it would make pie to watery, but it was perfect.