Christmas isn’t truly here until the mince pies are out. This is an easy to make vegan + gluten free mince pie recipe. This mincemeat filling is amazing,  it’s delicious stirred into porridge or coconut yogurt for breakfast. So it may be worth making extra.

Gluten-Free Mince Pies [Vegan]

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Cooking Time

20

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Ingredients

For the Mincemeat:

  • 2 apples
  • 10 ounces dried mixed fruit
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, plus extra for greasing the tin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice

For the Crust:

  • 14 ounces ground almonds
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 20 pitted dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Coconut flour for dusting
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Preparation

  1. Chop the apples into small pieces (discarding the core) and place in a saucepan.  Stir in the rest of the mincemeat ingredients and place on a medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes, until the apples are nice and soft.
  2. Meanwhile, make the crust. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend together until everything has mixed together and the dates are completely broken down. Roll out the mixture on a lightly floured surface until it is approximately ½cm thick.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  4. Grease two six-hole muffin tins with coconut oil and then use the crust mixture to line the holes. Once you’ve done this, cut the remaining mixture into stars to top the pies. Place the tray of crusts in the oven for 8 minutes, until they start to turn golden brown. Then take them out and allow them to cool while the mincemeat finishes cooking.
  5. Once the mincemeat has cooked, start assembling the pies. Add two heaped teaspoons of mincemeat into each pie before placing a star on top. Bake the pies again for 8 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  7. Dust with coconut flour.
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