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Mince Pies for Christmas

VaCavalier Dec 14, 2010 03:09 PM

Can you recommend a bakery in Los Angeles where I can purchase a mince pie during the Christmas/New Year's holiday season. Or, if there are no bakeries, perhaps a restaurant that would sell a whole mincemeat pie? I live in Hollywood, but would go to the West Side if necessary. Thanks.

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    jackattack RE: VaCavalier Dec 14, 2010 03:24 PM

    Marie Callenders has them for the holidays

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      jackattack RE: jackattack Dec 15, 2010 09:50 AM

      Probably should have clarified if you're asking for Mince (apples, raisins, spices).....or if you're looking for the real deal , "Mincemeat", which actually has meat as an ingredient.

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        Will Owen RE: jackattack Dec 15, 2010 01:06 PM

        That's true if you're the same kind of reflexive pedant that I am. However, the Larger Culture has forgotten that there was ever any meat involved, and has grown up saying (and writing, and printing on labels) "mincemeat" when they're referring to the fruit-only compound. "Borden's Nonesuch Mincemeat" might have once had some suet in it, but that's all. My grandma used to add a good bit of chopped beef to that, and a splash of brandy …

    2. Will Owen RE: VaCavalier Dec 14, 2010 04:41 PM

      I'm pretty sure Du-Par's would have them. They've had gooseberry, for Pete's sake! so they oughta have mincemeat.

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        Paliman RE: Will Owen Dec 15, 2010 12:55 PM

        They do, and are taking orders now.

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        ZoeZ RE: VaCavalier Dec 14, 2010 07:12 PM

        Our favorite for the real thing is Tudor House in Santa Monica - GREAT pastry and filling. Pick up some sausage rolls too - authentic (better to call in the order first). You won't be disappointed.

        Tudor House
        1403 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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          Ogawak RE: VaCavalier Dec 15, 2010 06:27 AM

          Try Ye Olde King's Head in Santa Monica, maybe the best place for all things British. I love their lamb. Also call Pie and Burger in Pasadena.

          Ye Olde King's Head
          116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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