HomeChristmas RecipesMouth-watering Mince Pies One of the most recognisable symbols of the festive season, the mince pie manages to hold almost the very essence of Christmas within its crust. We’ve found four of our favourite recipes to try – prepare for a bite of serious merry decadence. 1 Eric Lanlard’s Cake Boy Hazelnut Ale mince pies Celebrity chef and Master Pâtissier Eric Lanlard sumptuous mince pies are infused with the the nutty flavours of his Cake Boy Hazelnut Ale for a deliciously rich treat. Try them here. 2 Ben Tish’s empanadilla mince pies This decadent treat uses a combination of sherry, dark brandy, pine nuts and an array of spices to create a flavour-filled delight. Try them at home here. 3 Francesco Mazzei’s Calabrian mince pies Francesco Maze’s Calabrian mince pies are a bite of complete decadence. Made with a mixture of walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachio nuts and dried fruit, they’re best enjoyed when paired with a glass of Marsala for the perfect post-dinner treat. Find the recipe here. 4 Sharpham Park’s spelt flour mince pies Break from tradition and try baking your mince pies with spelt flour instead. Compared to conventional wheat flour, spelt flour is versatile, light and easy to digest – making it a helpful aid for the hectic party season! The sweet and nutty flavour adds great depth to the mince pie, making a deliciously trendy treat. Try them here.