Mincemeat Pie With A Christmas Crust
And the answer is...you shouldn't.
Not when you can just pull out some Christmas cookie cutters - which you probably have out already, if you're in the spirit of holiday baking like I am. Choose a few large designs and a handful of smaller cutters in your favorite shapes.
Roll out the second crust on a floured work surface and go to town with your cookie cutters. I was able to get nine large shapes and many small ones out of one crust before having to re-roll it. Re-rolling doesn't work great, though, so get as many as you can the first time.
Then layer the shapes onto the top of your pie filling in a pretty pattern. Give them a light egg wash to help them brown up, then bake as normal. When the timer goes off, you'll have a beautiful pie crust that puts a smile on everyone's face.