US Recipe Site Called for Actual Minced Meat in Its Mince Pie Recipe

By Shabana Arif on at

Despite speaking the same language, the US and the UK can still be worlds apart when it comes to common parlance.

Nothing serves as more of a shining example of that than this recipe from The Spruce Eats that, in its original iteration, called for a great big pile of unseasoned mince to be stuffed into some shortcrust pastry and topped with sliced apples for a delicious Mincemeat and Apple Tart. Yum!

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The original recipe was shared on Twitter along with the photos of the recipe in its various, questionable stages:

The authenticity of this botched monstrosity was called into question because of the reference to "tea-time" and the listed ingredient of caster sugar rather than the American powdered sugar, but it seems to be a legitimate mistake - as evidenced by the updated page, "Mincemeat and Apple Tart - Now Meat Free!!"

The website commented on the confusion, saying, "This was an unfortunate, if not hilarious, mix-up by one of our photographers during a recent shoot." But if you're feeling brave enough, give it a go and let us know how it turns out in between trips to the loo. [Metro]