Nothing signals the countdown to Christmas like your first mince pie of the year; we round up five of the best to kickstart your Christmas spirit.
1. Dukeshill Classic Mince Pies
These are real old fashioned mince pies; big, bold and delicious. They feature the shortest of shortcrust pastry wrapped around a big dollop of fruity mincemeat. Perfect for those who value Christmas traditions.
Price: £12.50 for pack of 6
2. Whole Foods Market Mince Pies
Whole Foods Market Mince Pies, Delicious and fruity, mince pies are a timeless Christmas tradition. Made using high-quality fine butter pastry, organic mincemeat, and real brandy, these mince pies are made to absolute perfection.
Price: £6.75 for pack of 6
3. Cartwright and Butler Mince Pies
Make the most of the festive season with these delicious Cranberry and Orange Christmas Mince Pies, with a recipe designed to bring together some of the most irresistible Christmas flavours. Soft, crumbly all-butter pastry cases hold a rich mix of sultanas, raisins, apples and fruit peel in a unique blend of traditional Cranberries and Orange oil Christmas spices to give them that nostalgic, festive taste. The finishing touch is a whole almond on top; altogether, these Christmas Mince Pies offer you the perfect bite-sized taste of Christmas.
Price: Carton; £4.50, Tin: £7.50
4. Meera's Made from Scratch Meera's Made from Scratch has a range of gluten-free and dairy-free Christmas options this year. Their healthy mini mince pies are made with organic tiger nut flour and sweetened with organic apples, sultanas, coconut sugar, and cinnamon. They're also suitable for vegans and can be ordered separately or as part of their build-your-own Christmas gift boxes.
Price: £7.50 for pack of 6
5. Jack and Beyond
Fulham master bakery, creative cake shop and café Jack & Beyond are doing a delicious festive range this year including their award-winning gingerbread mince pies and classic mince pies. They are all handmade and can be ordered online and delivered nationwide with a personalised note wishing tidings of joy to loved ones. A luxury take on the traditional yuletide baked treat which is not to be missed! Price: boxes of 6 - £12.00; boxes of 16 - £25.95
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Chatting Food Editor: Ellen Pope
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