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Best gluten free mince pies Christmas 2019

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Our pick of the best dairy-free and gluten-free mince pies means no one need miss out this Christmas.

We’ve tested six free-from mince pies to bring you the best dairy-free and gluten-free options for the festive season.

Our free-from mince pie taste test from the December 2019 edition of Which? magazine includes pies from Morrisons, Sainsburys and Asda. All the pies we tested are gluten-free and three are also vegan.

The best free-from mince pies 

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Aldi Gluten Free Mince Pies
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£1.35 for 4, 34p a pie Subscriber only content Subscriber only content

Aldi’s pies, which are the cheapest of the free-from pies we tested, promise ‘crisp, sweet pastry’ and ‘rich mincemeat’.

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Asda Free From Mince Pies
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£1.55 for 4, 39p a pie Subscriber only content Subscriber only content

Asda says its pies are ‘packed with plump sultanas and Bramley apple, with a touch of warming winter spice’.

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Co-op - Free From Mince pies
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£2 for 4, 50p a pie Subscriber only content Subscriber only content

These pies are gluten-free and vegan, so could be ideal for households that have a range of diets to cater for this Christmas.

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M&S Made Without Gluten Mince Pies
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£2.50 for 4, 63p a pie Subscriber only content Subscriber only content

These star-topped pies from M&S are the most expensive free-from pies we tested, costing 63p a pie. Are they worth the extra money?

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Morrisons Free From Mince Pies
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£1.80 for 4, 45p a pie Subscriber only content Subscriber only content

You’ll find apple, sultanas, and almonds in Morrison’s free-from pies, which are both gluten-free and vegan. Did they stand out in our taste test?

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Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From Mince Pies
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£1.55 for 4, 39p a pie Subscriber only content Subscriber only content

Sainsbury’s claim their free-from pies, which are both gluten-free and vegan, contain ‘rich, spiced mincemeat’. Did our expert panel agree?

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Table notes: Prices correct as of October 2019. Check packaging to confirm presence and absence of allergens.

How we tested 

Our experts tasted six free-from mince pies.

  • The pies were warmed in a professional fan oven before serving.
  • Each expert tried the pies in a different order. They didn’t know which pie belonged to which supermarket.
  • The judges scored the pies on taste, appearance, aroma and texture, with these scores combined to give each pie an overall score.

Our experts were:

Patrick Moore founder of More? The Artisan Bakery
Aidan Chapman executive head baker, Bread Ahead 
James Adams chef, restaurant & food consultant
Rebecca Levell product development manager, Hobbs House Bakery

If you're also planning to buy non free-from pies this Christmas, take a look at our guide to the best mince pies for 2019.
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