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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Easy mince pie recipe

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free,  quick & easy

Is it even Christmas without a mince pie?!
I posted a photo of these mince pies on my twitter and I had so many people question me about the 'meat' part. Mince pies are a pastry crust filled with mince meat.

What is mincemeat?
It's confusing for people who've never heard of it before. Not to fear, mincemeat doesn't contain 'meat' or any animal products anymore. It used to back in the day but now commonly it's made out of dried/chopped fruit and spices. 
Always make sure to check the ingredients to make sure it's vegan, as some companies or products might still contain animal products!

These mince pies are so easy that I've already made 4 batches over Christmas, everyone loves them!
The crust contains only 3 'easy to find' ingredients and is gluten-free! It's light, crumbly and delicious. You'll want to nibble on the whole batch, they're that good.
I used a shop bought mince meat which is vegan. Most mince meats are naturally vegan anyway, but it's always useful to look at the ingedients just in case :)
With left over 'pastry', I cut out mini festive shapes and popped them ontop of the mincepies followed with a light dusting of snow (icing sugar).
These are a delicous treat served warm with dairy-free icecream. Delicious!

Preration- 5 minutes
Baking time- 10 minutes
Makes- 6
Level- Easy


Ingredients for the crust + star
  • 200g of plain flour (I use gluten-free)
  • 100g of coconut oil (Melted)
  • 5 tablespoons of maple syrup
Ingredients for the filling
  • Vegan mincemeat 

To make the crust
1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees c and lighly grease the insides of the cupcake tins with coconut oil.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the plain flour, coconut oil and maple syrup.
Mix and bring together with your hands until a dough forms.
If the dough it too sticky, add more flour, if its too thick, add more maple syrup/coconut oil.
Cut out little shapes for the top of the mince pies and set aside.

3. Press the dough into the tins, making a cup shape then prick the base with a fork and pop into the oven to bake for 5 minutes.

4. After 5 minutes, fill each crust with mincemeat and top with a pastry shape.
Pop back into the oven for a further 5-7 minutes or until golden in colour.

Step 5- Once golden, allow them to cool in the tin then carefully lift them out.
As the crust contains coconut oil, they should just slide out very easily.
If not, run a knife around the tin and lift them out.

Store in a sealed container, best eaten within a few days.

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  1. YUM! It looks delicious and I really love your pictures ♥

  2. This looks delishh! x

  3. Good post .The pie recipe is very nice and looks tasty.Thank you for sharing.Looking forward for more post like this.
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  4. Ah they look so moist and yummy!! I love when recipes are easy to follow. Thanks much!


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