Molly Weasley gave Harry Potter a dozen home-baked mince pies for Christmas in 1993. She also sent him what was described as being a "large quantity" of these as part of her Christmas gift in 1994.
Mince pies are so called because they are filled with a spiced fruit mixture called "mincemeat", the latter itself being so-called because it traditionally included minced or shredded meat as well as the fruit. The mix nowadays usually consists of raisins or sultanas, and similar spices to those used in Christmas puddings or cakes, often with candied orange peel as well, and in the case of luxury versions sometimes nuts or brandy.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince