A few years ago we’d never heard of gluten-free mince pies. But if you have someone in your family or circle of friends that is gluten intolerant you’ll quickly find out at Christmas just how many festive foods contain gluten. Anything made with flour is likely to have gluten in it and of course, mince pies are top of the list.
Thankfully manufacturers are cottoning on that we need gluten-free mince pies, so we have been testing a range of them to find the best ones for you.
Here are the ten best gluten-free mince pies:
Aldi Gluten-Free Mince Pies – £1.49 for four
For the price, these were the best gluten-free mince pies we could find. There’s a lovely buttery pastry which is sprinkled with sugar, giving a super crunch, and the filling has a delightful citrus flavour. Great customer reviews too.
Asda Free From Mince Pies – £1.50 for four
Using rice flour instead of wheat, these may be the cheapest but they are also one of the tastiest gluten-free mince pies we’ve tasted. Dusted with icing sugar and packed with mincemeat, this is a great budget option and they taste even better when heated up in the oven.
Costa Mince Tart: From £1.80 for one
If you are out and about Christmas shopping then why not try this mince pie that contains no gluten and you can buy when you pop in for a welcome coffee. It’s a big size and contains lovely sweet pastry full of fruity mincemeat. Also suitable for vegans.
Lovemore Gluten Free Luxury Mince Pies – £1.99 for four
These mince pies are made at a factory that only makes gluten-free products so there’s no risk of contamination. Nice and large, they are a little shallower than others so ideal if you prefer more pastry to filling.
Morrisons Free From Mince Pies – £2 for four
Morrisons are following other large supermarkets, such as Sainsbury’s, who are also offering a wide selection of their very own ‘free from’ food. This is pretty standard and good for the money and our testers found the taste improved somewhat when the mince pies were heated up.
Sainsbury’s Free-From Iced Mince Pies – £2 for four
Great if you have a sweet tooth as these gluten-free mince pies are topped with a thick layer of icing combined with delicious mincemeat which contains cranberries and citrus fruits. Suitable for anyone who is also lactose intolerant.
Marks and Spencer Made Without Wheat Mince Pies – £2.50 for four
These gluten-free mince pies contain the most delicious buttery pastry which crumbles just like the real thing. Packed with tasty succulent mincemeat and if you didn’t know they were gluten-free you certainly wouldn’t guess.
The Foods of Athenry Very Fruity Mince Pies – £4.50 for four
There’s a bit of history behind these gluten-free mince pies. Made on a former dairy farm, it was changed to a vegan bakery which makes gluten-free products and much more. Lovely thick pastry and mincemeat with a nice kick of alcohol.
Be Balanced Mince Pies – From £6.75 for four
If you are health conscious then you might like these mince pies. They are raw, with the base consisting of almond flour and a mincemeat filling of dates, figs and apricots. Great for a healthy alternative or someone who has multiple allergies.
Oast to Host Prosecco Mince Pies – From £7.50 for four or nine
These mince pies came about because the owners of a bakery had many family members who suffered from food allergies. They are gluten-free but do contain dairy products as the pastry is made using double cream and butter. This gives it a rich crumbly texture and there’s a hint of prosecco in the filling.