6-Year-Old British Boy Wins $4,700 Pie In Raffle
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Minced pies are a centuries-old Christmas tradition and this year, a 6-year-old boy in England won the most expensive mince pie in the world. A London pie company raffled it off.
To make a pie worth $4,700, it used rare ingredients, like ambergris sugar. It gilded it with platinum leaf. And the traditional treat Europeans often bury in Christmas dessert? This one was a coin, a solid-platinum coin.
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