I was lamenting the other day the absence of mince pie at my local supermarket, but I was very pleased to have one (just one) turn up last Saturday for Mother's Day (yes, Tani loves it too). But, I confess that it was not quite as good as I remembered. Too sweet. Unfortunately it is sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), one of the great scourges of our day. Anything sweetened with HFCS is yucky sweet. So, with no other options, I'm going to learn to make it myself. The difficulty of pie crusts has stopped me in the past from pie making, but I'm steeling myself for another go. I have no other choice, it seems.