I came up with this pie several years ago when I was making pies for Christmas and ended up with not quite enough filling for a whole pie. I added mincemeat and walnuts and it was a big hit. This pie is not as intense in flavor as a straight mincemeat pie and even people who are not a big fan of mince pies like it.
1Combine sugar, flour, spices and salt in bowl. Add apples, mix lightly.
2Add mincemeat and walnuts, mix.
3Heap into pastry lined 9-inch pie pan, dot with butter. Adjust top crust, flute edges, cut vents. Brush top crust with milk, sprinkle with sugar.
4Bake in 425 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until crust is browned and apples are tender. Cool on rack.
5NOTES : Use a combination of cooking apples such as Jonagold, Jonathan, Macintosh, Rome, Newton Pippen, Winesap or Golden Delicious for the best flavor. You can use homemade or commercial mincemeat in this.