Vegan Mince Pies
OMG these pies have taken a long time in the kitchen to get the recipe perfect and perfect they are! I can finally say they are complete and are tasting even better than I imagined.
These vegan mince pies are super simple to make and are packed full of delicious flavors.
Trust me when I say these little sweet treats are addictive and I warn you that they will not last long in the house, so you may want to double up on the recipe !
Makes around 12-16 pies
400g almond flour (ground almonds)
4 tablespoons of coconut oil
4 tablespoons of water
400g of dates (soaked in hot water before hand to soften)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
the juice of 2 oranges
Tablespoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ginger
Start with making the mince mixture, peel and chop the apples and place them into a sauce pan with a splash of water, then add in the vanilla, raisins, cranberries, orange juice, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, cinnamon and ginger and heat the pot to medium and then simmer for around 30 minutes until the apples are soft.
While the mince is cooking prepare the pie pastry – in a food processor place the almond flour, dates, water and the other 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and blend until combined into a nice pastry like mixture.
I use silicon baking cups as these are best for the baking not sticking to the cases which usually happens with paper cases. Oil the cases or if you don’t have these ones oil the cup cake tins with some coconut oil and then get a small handful of mixture and line the cases or tins with the mixture (it should be around half a cm thick).
Make sure to save a little bit of the mixture to make shapes for the top of the pies.
Try flowers or stars (as shown in the picture – just do whatever shape takes your fancy or whatever cookie cutter you have handy.
Once the pasty mixture has been lined into the cases or tins place them into the oven for 8 minutes and then bring them out and fill with around 1 tablespoon of mince mixture and then place the stars or other shapes on top and back into the oven for another 8 minutes.
When finished baking bring them out and leave to cool for 20 minutes and in this time they should harden and then they are perfectly ready to be eaten!!!!
vegan friendly, gluten free and refined sugar free
So basically these vegan mince pies are health food that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner… well maybe not but I am not going to hide the fact that I may have eaten half a dozen of these on christmas day and I do not regret it at all 😍
I hope you enjoy this recipe and that you all had a very merry christmas!!!!