Festive Vegan Mince Pies

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Festive Vegan Mince Pies

For me, nothing screams out Christmas like sitting by the fire with a mince pie and glass of mulled wine! This vegan mince pie recipe means I don’t have to miss out on that since going plant-based and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out 👏🏼

 

You can use pre-bought mincemeat if you prefer/want to save time but I’ve included the recipe for a delicious vegan mincemeat that adds that something extra to the pies! 

 

Wow your friends or family with your vegan baking skills this Christmas - ingredients and method is listed below and I promise it’s worth the try 🥧

 

Ingredients 

For the pastry:

  • 400g plain flour
  • 60g icing sugar
  • 60g coconut sugar 
  • ½ tsp salt
  • zest of 1 orange (grated)
  • 200g vegan block butter/margarine
  • 3 Tbsp cold vodka
  • 2 Tbsp cold water (plus extra as needed)
  • non-dairy milk for brushing

 

Method 

  1. preheat oven to 190°c (fan) and grease a 12 piece muffin tray 
  2. Blend the sugar, flour, salt, icing sugar and zest in a food processor 
  3. Add in the vegan butter, blending until you’re left with a fine crumbly mix
  4. Add in cold vodka and blend until the ingredients come together - use your hands to form the pastry together 
  5. Dust a surface with flour and roll out the pastry - use a 10cm cutter to cut circular pastry slices 
  6. Press the circular pastry cuts into each tin, then fill with a heap TBSP of mincemeat (recipe below). 
  7. Re-roll what’s left of your pastry and create toppings for the pies- I cut out stars for mine
  8. Brush the pies with plant based milk + bake for 30 mins or until golden brown at 190°c
  9. Remove + leave to cool before enjoying with a side of vegan cream!

 

Ingredients 

For the vegan mincemeat:

  • 150g Raisins 
  • 250g Sultanas
  • 100g Currant
  • 90g Mixed candied peel
  • 65g chopped mixed nuts 
  • 100g cooking apples finely chopped
  • 150g coconut sugar 
  • Zest & juice of an orange 
  • Tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp: nutmeg, ginger 
  • 1/3 tsp: ground allspice 
  • Tbsp maple syrup
  • 100ml rum (unsweetened apple juice for alcohol free)  

 

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients into a saucepan  (except the rum) and bring to a gentle simmer for 10 mins, stirring well. 
  2. Mix the rum in once cooled and transfer into jars - let sit overnight before using in mince pies 

 

HAPPY CHRISTMAS! Enjoy 🙌🏼🌱

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