There are many of you out there who recommend putting the air-gap in the shop-bought pies to good use. So why not lift the lid and add some of your own filling? I know this appeals to the blokes out there, ‘cos it means they can pack the accompaniments into the pie and still eat it all without the need for a plate. Not that we’re being sexist here, of course
Here are a few to get you started.
Do email us with your suggestions!
Lift the lid and:
- Sprinkle generously with cinnamon, or a mixture of cinnamon and sugar with cream. This gives a nice Christmassy taste (I know, I know; it usually is Christmas when you eat Mince pies…. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of it!)
- Dollop with super thick cream. This seems to be the firm favourite. Not to be scoffed at; just to be scoffed.
- Add some brandy/rum butter. The shop stuff is nice, but it’s even better if you can persuade your mum/granny (ok, so we are sexist) to make some for you. Mince Pies are sooooo nice with thick, almost gritty butter (from all the sugar) lathered on top to add to the textural experience.