When I first tasted mince pie I was suprised. I thought it supposed to be a pastry with a meat in it ;]
Mince pies are a British festive sweet pastry, traditionally consumed during the Xmas and New Year period. They are filled with mincemeat – a preserve typically containing apple, dried fruits such as raisins and sultanas, spices, and either suet or vegetable shortening. Well, originally, mincemeat always contained meat.
And I didn't really like it.
But from past few days I felt like eating mince pie o_O
As the desire grew, my salivary glands were producing more and more saliva, making my hunger center very distracted.
As a result I bought for the first time, just for me, mince pies ;]
Recipe how to make mincemeat and more facts about mince pies you find on Jen's Ramblings of a Newbie Pagan