Italian-American Dish Thanksgiving Recipes


Almond paste add new flavor to traditional mincemeat pie.


25 minutes to assemble 
35-40 minutes to bake
Total time: 60-65 minutes

Servings 8


2 Macintosh apples, peeled, cored and diced
1-1 lb, 12 oz jar mincemeat
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons rum or brandy
Double pie crusts (homemade or store bought)
1-7 oz box Almond Paste
Milk and sugar for crust



  • Adjust rack to lowest rung in oven. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Mix apples, mincemeat, brown sugar and rum or brandy in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Roll crust to fit a 9 inch pie plate and fit into dish. Shape Almond Paste into a flat disk and place on floured counter. Roll out to a 9 inch circle and press into bottom and up sides of pie crust.
  • Pour mincemeat mixture into almond paste lined crust.
  • Roll second crust. Brush first crust edge with milk to seal. Lay second crust on top. Seal edges and cut steam vents.
  • Brush crust with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until crust is golden brown and fruit is bubbly. Tent with foil if pie is browning too quickly.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire rack before cutting.




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