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5 Best Mince Pies 2022 | UK Nutritionist Reviewed

Christmas just isn't Christmas without a proper mince pie, but picking ones with mincemeat worthy of Mary Berry on top of pastry Paul Hollywood would be proud of is easier said than done. In this article, we're here to make sure your festive spread is complete by ranking the top 5 best mince pies in the UK! With a delicious range on offer, this article certainly got our mouths watering and you won't be disappointed with our favourites. 


From bakeries working with traditional methods to those that like to spice things up a little we have something to suit all tastes. Now all you need to do is stock up on the brandy butter, snuggle up and indulge in this favourite of Christmas treats. Moreover, we have partnered with Nutritionist Tara Corbett for reviewing and fact-checking the article so that we can deliver the best information to our users.

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Fact-Checked & Approved by Nutritionist Tara Corbett

Fact-Checked & Approved by Nutritionist Tara Corbett

Tara is a nutritionist and energy coach who helps clients lose weight, improve their eating habits, and get their energy back through their nutrition. Tara specialises in helping busy parents specifically improve their eating with ease and without overwhelm, and get back on track so the whole family can benefit.

How to Choose Mince Pies in the UK

Key Points to Consider

  1. Consider What Kinds of Fruits and Spices Are Present in the Recipe
  2. Look for Large Packs of Pies if you are Expecting Guests
  3. Gluten and Dairy Free Options are Best if you are Catering for Intolerances or Allergies

1. Go for Classic Fruit Like Raisins and Currants for the Original Taste or Add in Complex Flavours From Spices Like Stem Ginger and Fennel Seeds

1.  Go for Classic Fruit Like Raisins and Currants for the Original Taste or Add in Complex Flavours From Spices Like Stem Ginger and Fennel Seeds

A standard mince pie will contain mincemeat made from raisins, sultanas and currants, often with the addition of apple for a sweet, tangy base. For a slight variation on the traditional flavour, opt for mince pies containing cherries, which give a sour-sharp kick, or apricots which smooth out the tart mincemeat flavour with sweetness. 


When it comes to spices, a catch-all title of 'mixed spice' can often be spotted on ingredients list. This will usually incorporate some combination of the following roots and plants; cinnamon, coriander, caraway, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and mace. For a more nuanced flavour, consider mince pies containing real stem ginger, cassia, fennel seeds or even turmeric.

2. Choose Multi-Packs of 12 for Larger Guestlists to Nibble On

2. Choose Multi-Packs of 12 for Larger Guestlists to Nibble On

Another factor to consider is the number of pies you get per pack. Most of these cute Christmas nibbles come in packs of six, which makes for one each for medium sized families, or provides a couple of leftovers on Boxing Day for parents with two kids. Boxes of four suit small families well, though you'll need double up if you have a longer guest list - which won't be the best value for money.


If you love the idea of a large platter covered in hot mince pies, we suggest choosing a twelve pack. The pies themselves may be a little smaller, but they are great value if you're on a tight budget and ensure everyone gets at least one pie. They even present the possibility of yummy leftovers to heat up on New Year's Eve!

3. If You Have Any Dietary Requirements, Opt for Gluten-Free and Vegan Options

3. If You Have Any Dietary Requirements, Opt for Gluten-Free and Vegan Options

The idea of a gluten-free mince pie might sound unappealing to some, but if wheat and other gluten products mess up your digestion, you'll be relieved to know there are some smashing products on the market, often made with potato or maize starch.


Vegan alternatives are also getting better these days, so it's never been easier to find a fully plant-based mince pie to sink your teeth into. 

Compare the Best Mince Pies UK

For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:

  1. Walkers - Shortbread Miniature Gin Infused Tarts for £4.99
  2. Harrods - Chocolate, Cherry and Clementine Christmas Mince Pies for £22.00
  3. Country Farm Cakes - 12 Traditional Mince Pies for £11.50
  4. Grandma Wild - Luxury Deep Brandy Mince Pies for £4.95
  5. Hamper House - Christmas Gourmet Food Hamper for £34.99


For a more in-depth look at the comprehensive top 10 selection, make sure to read on to learn more about the different types of mince pies available and understand how our ranking was determined.


This article's chosen EC site price listings are reflective of its publishing date.

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Walkers Shortbread Miniature Gin Infused Fruit Tarts 1

Walkers

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Harrods Chocolate, Cherry & Clementine Christmas Mince Pies 1

Harrods

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Country Farm Cakes Traditional Mince Pies 1

Country Farm Cakes

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Grandma Wild Luxury Deep Brandy Mince Pies 1

Grandma Wild

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Hamper House Christmas Gourmet Food Hamper 1

Hamper House

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Shortbread Miniature Gin Infused Fruit Tarts

Chocolate, Cherry & Clementine Christmas Mince Pies

Traditional Mince Pies

Luxury Deep Brandy Mince Pies

Christmas Gourmet Food Hamper

Features

Scottish Shortbread Pies with Lashings of Gin Soaked Fruit, Pack of 6

Pack of Six Luxurious Mince Pies Flavoured with Chocolate, Cherry and Clementine

12 Traditional Mince Pies That Taste Like Home Baking

Pack of 6 Mince Pies Topped with Rich Brandy for an Extra Kick

Brandy Butter Mince Pies in the Perfect Christmas Gift Hamper

Price£4.99£22.00£11.50£4.95£34.99
FruitsCurrents, sultanas, raisins, apple purée, candied orange and lemon peelApple, Fruit, Cherry,Sultanas, raisins, currants, applesRaisins, SultanasApple, sultanas, raisins, apricot, lemon peel and orange peel
SpicesMixed spiceVanillaMixed spiceMixed Spice-
Sugar per 100 g44.1----
Saturated Fat per 100 g7.4g----
Number of Pies661264
Gluten FreeNoNonoNoNo
VeganNoNoNoNoNo
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5 Best Mince Pies in the UK

This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.

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WalkersShortbread Miniature Gin Infused Fruit Tarts

£4.99

FruitsCurrents, sultanas, raisins, apple purée, candied orange and lemon peel
SpicesMixed spice
Sugar per 100 g44.1
Saturated Fat per 100 g7.4g
Number of Pies6
Gluten FreeNo
VeganNo
2

HarrodsChocolate, Cherry & Clementine Christmas Mince Pies

Pack of 6

£22.00

FruitsApple, Fruit, Cherry,
SpicesVanilla
Sugar per 100 g-
Saturated Fat per 100 g-
Number of Pies6
Gluten FreeNo
VeganNo
3

Country Farm CakesTraditional Mince Pies

£11.50

FruitsSultanas, raisins, currants, apples
SpicesMixed spice
Sugar per 100 g-
Saturated Fat per 100 g-
Number of Pies12
Gluten Freeno
VeganNo
4

Grandma WildLuxury Deep Brandy Mince Pies

£4.95

FruitsRaisins, Sultanas
SpicesMixed Spice
Sugar per 100 g-
Saturated Fat per 100 g-
Number of Pies6
Gluten FreeNo
VeganNo
5

Hamper HouseChristmas Gourmet Food Hamper

£34.99

FruitsApple, sultanas, raisins, apricot, lemon peel and orange peel
Spices-
Sugar per 100 g-
Saturated Fat per 100 g-
Number of Pies4
Gluten FreeNo
VeganNo

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