Mincemeat pies sustained a colonial family during winter. Find out how at the Wentz Farmstead.
WORCESTER PA – Visitors can learn about the colonial method of making mincemeat pie during a visit Saturday (Nov. 10, 2012) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to the Peter Wentz Farmstead, 2100 Schultz Rd. Finely chopped meat combined with apples, spices, and spirits, then baked in a pie crust, is a traditional dish that has been enjoyed during this time of year for centuries.
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Historic foodways volunteer Karen Dougherty will demonstrate the preparation of mincemeat in the summer kitchen using recipes dating back to the 18th century. Dressed in period clothing, she will explain the various skills required of a colonial housewife, including preserving food for the long, cold winter ahead, when mincemeat pies and other dishes helped keep the family well-nourished.
The restored 18th century Pennsylvania German historic site is owned and operated by Montgomery County and is supported by the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society. For more information, call the farmstead at 610-584-5104 or visit the county parks website, here.
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