these smell *so good* when they're baking. they also heat the house quite nicely too as they bake in a fairly hot oven. check out how sizzly they were.
my pies didn't end up looking very pretty (let's be kind and call them "rustic".) but they are DELICIOUS! even with the weird green pieces that come in american mixed peel. they would be even tastier with vanilla ice cream. is that heretical? whatever, i live in the new world, right? ice cream it is!
relevant recipes: mincemeat, pies
edit: thanks to shed for the correction.