Nothing says Christmas more than a mince pie so enjoy the festive period with these homemade VEGAN Angelic Mince Pies from our friends at V For Life!
For the filling
2 apples (200g)
2 tsp vanilla essence
Juice of 2 oranges
1 tbsp coconut oil
1½ tsp cinnamon
1½ tsp ground ginger
For the crust
375g ground almonds
5 tbsp coconut oil
4 tbsp water
1 Core and chop the apples into small pieces. Place in a large saucepan.
2 Add the remaining filling ingredients and stir together.
3 Let the mince simmer and stew gently for about 30 minutes, until the apples are softened.
4 Place all the crust ingredients in a food processor. Process for a minute or so until everything has blended together. Sprinkle a gluten-free flour over work surface and roll the mix out so that it’s about ½cm thick.
5 Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
6 Grease some muﬃn tins with coconut oil and then mould the mix into the individual tins. Cut the remaining mixture into star shapes using a cutter. Place the tray of crusts in the oven for 8 minutes, until they start to turn golden brown. Remove and allow to cool.
7 Start assembling the pies. Put two heaped tsp of mince into each pie before placing a star over the middle of the mince. Bake the pies again for 8 minutes.
8 Allow to cool before scoﬃng.
Meal Type: Dessert
Serves: 12 Mince Pies
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