More Recipes for Prairies North Magazine Subscribers

In the “Eats and Treats” column of the 2019 winter issue of  Prairies North Magazine, I feature Vintage Christmas Pie, which is filled with spicy, fruit-based mincemeat adapted from my great-grandmother's recipe, which dates back to the 1800s. The recipe no longer contains minced meat, but I do include farm-fresh suet. This delicious Christmas filling can be incorporated into a variety of baked goods. Since many of my blog followers also subscribe to Prairies North Magazine, I am sending this recipe update by email, as well as posting it on Facebook. 

My favourite way to serve this colourful Christmas mincemeat is in tarts made with Vintage Hot Water Pastry. This year, I made a second batch of mincemeat, so I could freeze some to make Mincemeat Oat Squares and Mincemeat Bran Muffins. Of course, you can purchase canned mincemeat for these recipes, but my homemade mincemeat results in better taste and texture.   

Here are the links to the recipes I mentioned in the magazine. If you want the Vintage Christmas Pie recipe, you can always contact the magazine HERE! Better yet, subscribe during their gift-giving special and surprise your friends four times a year with a seasonal sampling of Saskatchewan life. 

Vintage Hot Water Pastry

Mincemeat Oat Squares

Mincemeat Bran Muffins


Comments (6)

  • Sakina Madini December 14, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    I like to try those recipes, they look delicious especially on Christmas time .
    Thank you Maureen for all your recipes.

  • Shelley Park December 4, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Those recipes look delicious !
    I enjoyed the article in Prairies North , also the Penny Powers article . Well done.

  • Darlene Aitken December 2, 2019 at 09:41 pm

    My mum used the same pastry recipe as do I. The Boy is right about how good it is. Mum always rolled out the “scraps” and sprinkled them with cinnamon and sugar for my brother and me. Delicious!

  • Marion Murawsky December 2, 2019 at 02:56 pm

    I love that recipe. So beautiful. Not even to be compared to the canned type !!!
    Love Christmas with all the baking & family traditions.

  • MItzi gold December 2, 2019 at 01:36 pm

    Aloha Maureen ~ You make everything look delicious! I'm not sure what suet is...sounds kind of mysterious. Wishing you and Gord a happy holiday season and a healthy 2020! Mitzi & Frank

  • The Boy December 2, 2019 at 11:07 am

    You could eat the pastry alone...just saying how delicious it was!

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