Alan Murchison, Claire Clark and Michael MacDonald among top chefs fighting child poverty with The Mince Pie Project

PUBLISHED: 15:22 11 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:20 13 December 2013

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Win mince pies baked by Berkshire and Buckinghamshire’s leading chefs this Christmas and raise funds for FoodCycle and Kids Company, with The Mince Pie Project

The nationwide project returns for its third year and brings with it a new and exciting line-up of top chefs, who will each create two boxes of signature mince pies of their own design.

One box will be auctioned to the highest bidder; the second box will be put up for raffle, in which anyone can get involved with a £2 donation per ticket.

Having previously attracted some of the world’s most formidable culinary talent, the calibre of chefs for this year’s project is set to be the best yet.

The likes of Michel Roux Jr, Tom Aikens, Angela Hartnett, Clare Smyth and Raymond Blanc are already confirmed, and 100 are set to be involved.

Chefs participating from Berkshire and Buckinghamshire include:

•Alan Murchison from L’Ortolan in Reading (RG2 9BY) with his recipe: spiced quince, amaretto and pumpkin.

•Claire Clarke, the world renowned pastry chef from Haversham with her recipe: mince pie Eccles cakes. Homemade butter puff pastry encasing mincemeat combined with a secret mix of spices, baked with a crust of crunchy sugar.

•Michael MacDonald from The Vanilla Pod in Marlow (SL7 2LS) with his recipe: macerated fruits in cognac and port, golden sugar coated short pastry.

This project ends at noon on Friday December 13. For updates, visit www.themincepieproject.com or follow @mincepieproject on Twitter.

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