The 10 Best mince pies
Starting to fill up the cupboards for the Christmas hordes? Get started with a few boxes of these buttery treats...
Thursday 29 November 2012
£9.95 for 12, fortnumandmason.com
This combination shouldn't work, but bizarrely it does. It is innovative stuff.
£2.99 for four, marksandspencer.com
The pasty-to-filling ratio of these festive morsels, which are brand new this year, is spot on.
£2.20 for nine, co-operativefood.co.uk
These pretty tarts are a mouthful each, but are bursting with flavour.
30p each or £1.40 for six, greggs.co.uk
You could easily get away with pretending that a plate of these superb-value mince pies are homemade.
£11.50 for 12, bettys.co.uk
These are so fresh that they're best eaten within three days of delivery (or frozen for Christmas), but you're unlikely to have much trouble.
These posh pies are bound to be a talking point at any gathering.
£3.29 for six, waitrose.com
You can always trust Heston to put a quirky slant (pine-flavour sugar) on a traditional favourite.
£2.50 for six, tesco.com
The thin pasty is buttery and crunchy, while the filling is packed with glace cherries, almonds and walnuts.
£2.80 for 6, thomasthebaker.co.uk
Made by an award-winning bakery in Yorkshire, these pies use a recipe that's been passed down for generations.
£2 for 6, morrisons.co.uk
If ever there was a taste of Christmas, this is it – chewy, gooey dried fruit, with candied peels and festive spices.
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