Mince Pies are traditional pies eaten around Christmas time. Their origins can be dated as far back as the crusades, although they have changed quite a bit since then. To begin with, mince pies were large rectangular savoury dishes containing meat, suet, fruit, and spices. Over time, these evolved into small round pies for one.
My version of mince pies includes chestnuts and brandy. I also cook them a little bit longer than usual so that the filling begins to caramelise, creating a toffee like taste.