I'm doing research for my upcoming Vintage Holidays library programs in November and came across this in Better Homes and Gardens Pies and Cakes 1966 cookbook. It's Mock Mince Pie. Now Mince Pie is scary enough, but Mock Mince?
Check it out:
Pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pie
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. ginger
1 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped California walnuts
1 tsp. grated orange peel
1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup canned jellied cranberry sauce, crushed (I'm not kidding.)
1 1/2 cups finely chopped apple
Mix sugar, salt and spices. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Turn into pastry-lined 9-inch pie plate. With cookie cutter or knife, cut out star in center of top crust; adjust top crust over filling; seal. Sprinkle with red decorating sugar. Bake in hot oven (400) about 30 - 35 minutes or till browned. Serve warm.
Wow. Who thought of this? I mentioned it to my Mother, who loves cranberry sauce in all forms, and she thought it sounded good.