Here is a video from the BBC’s Victorian Farm series on how to make Victorian Mince Pie
The identifying ingredient in a Victorian mince pie is meat. Though it was in this period that there was a revolution in the composition of this festive dish. Mixes without meat began to gain popularity within some of the high echelons of society. This particular recipe comes from Mrs Rundle’s cookbook Modern Domestic Cookery (1851) and includes meat.
You can download the full recipe here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/victorianchristmas/mince-pies.pdf
You can read more about the Victorian Christmas here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/victorianchristmas/