Brandy-Soaked Mincemeat Pies From The Pie Shoppe

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We slipped into The Pie Shoppe over the weekend and were loading up on holiday pies (great gifts, dontchaknow) when we took notice of these not-so-little beauties. The mincemeat tarts are 100% vegetarian (made without suet) and loaded up with apricots, raisins, dried blueberries, figs, prunes, dates, candied orange and grapefruit, apples, cranberries, a spice mix that includes ginger, close, nutmeg and cinnamon, and a whole lot of Clovis brandy that the French girls recently brought back from Pondicherry. Mellowing enough to put Ed Grimley to bed on Christmas Eve.

$4 each or $25 for an 8″ | The Pie Shoppe | 1875 Powell St. | Hastings-Sunrise | www.thepieshoppe.ca

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