Tourtière isn’t the only pie associated with the festive season. Mincemeat or mince pies are an English tradition with a history stretching back to the 11th century.
Mincemeat was originally made with a mixture of meat, dried fruits, and spices, with more meat than fruit, and was developed as a way of preserving meat without salting or smoking. As fruit and spices became more readily available this balance changed gradually into the meatless mincemeat that is familiar today.
But being a butcher’s shop we are keen to return mincemeat pies to their true glory, and are selling traditional mincemeat pies made with our finest ground beef.