National Mincemeat Pie Day is an annual observance celebrated on October 26th of each year. The celebration of the day has no special reason as it is a food feast. It is the perfect day to try out this English, sweet, and meat pie if you haven’t eaten it before. For others, National Mincemeat Pie Day is yet another special day to enjoy the meat and fruit treat.
“As many mince pies as you taste at Christmas’ so many happy months will you have.” – Old English Saying.
History of National Mincemeat Pie Day
The founder and the exact year in which the National Mincemeat Pie Day was first celebrated are unknown. A mince pie or minced meat or mincemeat pie is a festive season sweet pie of British origin. A mixture of dried fruits and spices called “mincemeat” is used in the pie stuffing. Traditionally, Mincemeat Pie is served during the Christmas season in the English-speaking world. It is a savory Christmas pie associated with supposed Catholic idolatry. The mincemeat was originally developed for preserving the meat without salting or smoking.
The ingredients of the sweet pastry date back to the 13th century when the returning European crusaders brought with them the Middle Eastern recipes with meats, fruits, and spices. Mincemeat Pie is a popular seasonal treat. A mix of minced meat, suet, a range of fruits, and spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are the typical ingredients. The usage of suet marks modern-day mince pie making and it does not contain any meat. Suet is raw beef or mutton fat. The mince pies made with suet are not for veggie lovers.
Other Celebrations on October 26
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How to Celebrate the Day
Treat yourself with the Mincemeat Pie and celebrate the recipe that has traveled long back until this century. You can try out your Mincemeat Pie at your home by referring to its making from any source. Serve it for your family to make the day more joyful and delightful. Post and share your Mincemeat Pie Day celebrations on social media using the hashtag #NationalMincemeatPieDay.
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