Lidl is selling a copycat beef & bone marrow pie for £5 cheaper than M&S – but can you tell the difference?

The festive pie is similar to one that M&S sells but you can pick it up for £5 cheaper from the budget supermarket.

The meaty pie contains beef smothered in rich ruby port and stout gravy, pan friend onions and smoked British bacon all encased a in a buttery shortcrust pastry, and is finished with the bone marrow.

As it cooks away in the oven the flavour from the bone marrow infuses into the pie to create a delicious rich flavour.

You can pick it up in store from December 17, just in time for your Christmas dinner.

M&S' beef & bone marrow pie costs £20 and it serves up to 4 people.

Lidl's pie was featured in BBC Good Food's Christmas taste test as one of the top alternative meat centrepieces available this Christmas.

M&S won the most categories in the test but the budget supermarkets also beat high-end retailers on many occasions.

For more festive showstoppers, Aldi and Asda are selling foot-long pigs in blankets that you can get your hands on now.

Asda's version weighs a huge 650g for £2.99 while Aldi's weighs 200g at £2.99.

Iceland has also launched its banquet bundle for the year which includes over 250 pieces of party food for £15.

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