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The History of Mince Pies and the World’s Best Mince Pie Recipes

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Mince pie – or mincemeat pie – is very different today than it was centuries ago. Since refrigeration wasn’t invented in the Middle Ages, perishable foods, such as meat, tended to go bad fairly quickly.

How the Crusaders helped develop mincemeat pies. Then the Crusaders came back from the Middle East, bringing spices with them and the knowledge that meat, when it was cooked with certain spices, wouldn’t spoil, at least not as quickly. Or perhaps the taste of spoiled meat was covered up by the spices.

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