How to eat: mince pies | Food | The Guardian

In 1733, the Gentleman’s Magazine carried a short reflection on mince pies – née Christmas pyes – that, among other observations, noted how puritanical Quakers swerved them on the basis that they are an “invention of the Scarlet Whore of Babylon, an Hodge-Podge of Superstition, Popery, the Devil and all his Works”.

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Raise the Roof

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:

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