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Mincemeat Pie - Really need your help please

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anrf18 Nov 22, 2010 03:59 PM

Have a very good friend who is terminally ill and this will most likely be her last Thanksgiving. A group of us getting together and having a pre-Thanksgiving potluck dinner with her this Wednesday and she has requested that I bring a mincemeat pie. This is one of the pies her mother always made for Thankgiving and Xmas dinner and this memory is very precious to her now.

I have no clue where to buy one. Have looked for this pie at various bakeries/gourmet stores around Chelsea where I live but have not been able to find one. Have no problem traveling to somewhere on the Westside if necessary to buy a good mincemeat pie and would greatly appreciate any and all suggestions/recommedations.

Thanks

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    misora RE: anrf18 Nov 22, 2010 05:34 PM

    Are you referring to the pies that are made with dried fruit and spices? If so, Myers of Keswick is already selling mince pies. They're selling small versions (single servings) at the moment but you can probably order a larger pie from them.

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    Myers of Keswick
    634 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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      MMRuth RE: misora Nov 22, 2010 05:39 PM

      That was going to be my suggestion as well. I don't ever remember seeing mince pies sold along side pumpkin, pecan etc. I usually make my own when I want one, even if it means using bought pie crust b/c I am lazy.

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        Pedr0 RE: misora Nov 23, 2010 09:51 AM

        Small size pies and tarts are the typical thing in UK so I rather doubt they'll be selling ones in the 6-7" range (which are what you usually find in the US). You might just call around to Clinton Street Baking Company or Billy's and see if they're making them but the easiest thing would likely be to just get luxury mincemeat and make it yourself. Myers definitely sells this, all you'd need is the crust.

      2. MMRuth RE: anrf18 Nov 22, 2010 05:44 PM

        If you are at all interested in making your own, post on the Home Cooking board.

        1. Wilfrid RE: anrf18 Nov 22, 2010 09:28 PM

          Myers of Keswick is good, also Tuck Shop in the East Village. Call ahead to make sure they have them, as it's really a Christmas specialty in the British/Australian (respectively) tradition.

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          Myers of Keswick
          634 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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