It's the Christmas treat that could be really memorable.

What is believed to be the world’s biggest mince pie has been donated to a Huddersfield hospice.

And the giant pie weighs in at a whopping two stones, is the size of a 4 x 4 tyre - and contains a staggering 56,000 calories!

But despite the unhealthy aspect of such a giant baked offering, staff at Huddersfield’s Forget me Not Children’s Hospice are hoping it will help them raise cash to support their work.

Charlotte Shaw of Lottie Shaw’s bakery in Elland, created the giant festive pie using 12.5kg of mincemeat and 1.5kg of sweet pastry. An average mince pie would contain 30g of mincemeat, over 400 times less than what is contained in the giant creation.

A steel tray custom-made by a local steel manufacturing company was needed to produce the pie which has a 27 inch diameter.

Charlotte said: “It is massive and probably about the equivalent of a large tyre.

“It took about an hour to cook - it normally takes 23 minutes. It is huge. We think we have we have made the world’s biggest mince pie that actually looks like a mince pie, it has got the star cut out on top too just as we would with our normal sized pies - only difference is this 100 times bigger.”

The pie will be used to launch the Hospice’s Mince Pie Munch, asking supporters to hold a festive get together be it with friends, family or work colleagues, with the giant pie being used at the Huddersfield Giants' Mince Pie Munch event.

Lucy Burnett, Senior Community Fundraiser at the charity said: “The giant mince pie is an amazing spectacle and a fantastic way for us to launch our Mince Pie Munch campaign.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to Lottie Shaw’s for donating the pie and we can’t wait to host a “Giant” Mince Pie Munch this December.”

The pie took six bakers to carry it around the kitchen in Elland whilst it was being made.

Charlotte added: “We wanted to do something fun for the run up to Christmas - everyone loves a mince pie. We sell four for £2.85.

“But we thought, how about a giant mince pie? We also wanted to do something good for a local charity!”

In June of this year we reported on the world's biggest Jaffa Cake which was made at Kirklees College.

Kirklees College Hospitality and Catering Team Leader Gary Schofield offers Huddersfield Giants players Jacob Fairbank and Aaron Murphy a bite of his giant Jaffa cake.
Kirklees College Hospitality and Catering Team Leader Gary Schofield offers Huddersfield Giants players Jacob Fairbank and Aaron Murphy a bite of his giant Jaffa cake.
 

The whopping sweet treat was 90cms wide and weighed in at two-and-a-half stone.

Watch below to see the huge cake being carved and served.

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