These nut based mince pies are perfect to make for the holidays! The great thing about these bases is that they will last in the fridge for 2-3 days if covered. You can just quickly add the mince along with some toppings. So you don’t feel pressured into eating them all at once!

Mince Pies [Vegan]

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Serves

12

Cooking Time

60

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 Mince Pie meat mix
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Preparation

  1. Firstly add all the nuts and dates into a food processor/blender and blend on full power for roughly 1 minute.
  2. Now add the chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, water and blend again until the mix becomes sticky.
  3. Now place 12 cup cake cases inside a cupcake baking tray (Use a deep cupcake tray to help shape).
  4. Create small balls and place inside each cupcake case
  5. With your thumbs press down the ball and create a cup (make sure to not make this too thin otherwise it will fall apart when eating).
  6. Place in the fridge for 1 hour (the longer the better) to allow the base to set.
  7. Add a teaspoon of the meridian mince pie mix into the middle.
  8. Feel free to top with either pomegranate seeds or pink lady apple cut into shapes. Then finally a sprinkling of ground almonds or coconut.

Notes

Try heating the mince pie filling before adding to your base!

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