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

100g raisins

100g sultanas

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

20 dates 

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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