6-Year-Old British Boy Wins $4,700 Pie In Raffle

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Mince pies are a centuries-old Christmas tradition. And this year, a six-year-old boy in England won the most expensive mince pie in the world. A London pie maker raffled it off. To make the $4,7000 dessert, he used rare ingredients. And, buried in the holiday treat was a solid platinum coin worth nearly $1,000.

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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