This tasty mincemeat mixture makes enough filling fir close to a dozen pies, but you can make one or more as you want them and refrigerate the unused filling until needed. And although she doesn’t add it in her Enterprise pies, Elaine recommends the optional brandy. So, if you like it, by all means put it in.
Simmer all ingredients, except pastry, very slowly until cooked (about 2 hours), stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Line pie plate with crust. Add filling (between 2 and 2-½ cups per pie). Cover with top crust. Bake at 450 degrees F for 15 minutes, then at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.