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WIN­NER Mor­risons The Best Deep Filled Mince Pies £2 for 6 De­li­ciously rich and mor­eish, with an all-but­ter pas­try. The mince­meat is full of plump vine fruits, with orange zest, clove and cin­na­mon adding depth to the sweet, slightly boozy flavour. SCORE 83/100

RUN­NERS-UP Pret’s Mince Pie £1.45 each; Pret A Manger Th­ese very rich pies team but­tery pas­try with syrupysweet boozi­ness. The tart orange and lemon flavours in the gen­er­ous fill­ing marry well with the cin­na­mon and juicy fruit. SCORE 79/100

M&S The Col­lec­tion Mince Pies £2.50 for 6 Sweet notes from the suc­cu­lent cur­rants and raisins are made richer by the tart­ness of orange and lemon, while ap­ple purée and glacé cher­ries add fruiti­ness. Gently spiced and a lit­tle savoury, testers loved the star and snowflake de­sign. SCORE 79/100

Aldi Spe­cially Se­lected Mince Pies £1.35 for 6 Cin­na­mon adds a tra­di­tional spici­ness to th­ese pies, with cit­rus cut­ting through the sweet fill­ing. The but­tery pas­try has an invit­ing aroma that re­minded testers of short­bread, but they found it crum­bled too eas­ily. SCORE 79/100

BEST OF THE REST Ice­land Lux­ury Mince Pies £1.89 for 6 Won­der­fully golden pas­try is em­bossed with a star de­sign. Th­ese but­tery pies have a brandy and cider hit, and testers loved the fruity, lightly spiced mince­meat – al­though some found it too sweet. SCORE 78/100

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