I always try to hold off the mince pies as long as possible so I don't die of a surfeit before Boxing Day. I had my first one last Friday, a gift from a friend. This evening I sampled many more (WI Mince Pie Bake Off). Mine, which I forgot to snap, were entirely unexceptional, though they did not look so very different from this one, in particular the similar deployment of icing sugar to mask imperfections.
Looking through the rest of the photos from the evening, I was struck by these mince pies of a rather different kind. Ever so slightly alarming