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11 December, 2016

Vegan Christmas Mince Pies

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Here’s another easy-to-make dessert recipe for Christmas. These mince pies are completely vegan and suitable for a low-fat diet too.

I used einkorn flour to make the crust of my pies, but you can use spelt or any other flour you have. If you want to make them gluten-free, you can use a mix of rice flour and buckwheat flour, or oat flour.

Also, I used dates in both the crust and the filling of my mince pies, so I didn’t need to add any additional sweetener.

 

Vegan Christmas Mince Pies

 

Ingredients

For the crust
  • 8-10 dates
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 2 cups of einkorn flour
  • Cinnamon to taste

 

For the filling
  • 1 large apple
  • 2/3 cup of dried fruit (I used dates, cranberries and cherries)
  • The juice from one medium orange
  • Orange zest or candied orange peel
  • Walnuts – optional
  • Cinnamon
  • Anise – optional
  • Ginger – optional

 

Directions

For the filling

Chop the apple into tiny pieces or grate it, and juice one orange. Mix all ingredients for the filling and simmer them until the mixture is soft and gooey. I did this in the microwave and it took me about 5-6 minutes on medium power. I took the mixture out of the microwave twice to stir it and mash it a bit.

Fruits

Mincemeat

 

For the crust

Soak the dates in the water until they are soft, and mash them. If you want to speed up the process, use warm water.

Mashed Dates

 

Add the cinnamon and the flour to the date and water puree, and knead the mixture. You can use a food processor, but I did it by hand and it took me just a couple of minutes.

Dates and Flour

Vegan pie dough

 

Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).

 

Prepare a muffin tray or some small tart tins, and cover them with small pieces of baking paper. The crust is not sticky, but it’s easier to take out the pies this way.

Muffin Tray

 

Spread the dough on a sheet of baking paper and cut circles that are a little bit bigger than the circles on your muffin tray. I used a glass, because I don’t have a circular cookie cutter. Also, cut the same number of stars or any other shape you like, to put on top of the pies.

Vegan crust dough

Vegan dough

 

Put the circles of dough into the muffin tray and push them down a bit. Add the filling, and put a star of dough on top.

Vegan pie crust

Vegan mince pie filling

Vegan mince pies

 

Bake for 12-15 minutes, but keep an eye on the pies, because if your crust is too thin and you overbake it, it can get really hard.

 

Let the mince pies cool down and optionally sprinkle them with some powdered sugar.

 

Vegan Christmas Mince Pies

Vegan Christmas Mince Pies

Vegan Christmas Mince Pies

 

Happy Holidays!



Vegan Christmas Mince Pies

Vegan Christmas Mince Pies

Ingredients

For the crust

8-10 dates

1/3 cup of water

2 cups of einkorn flour

Cinnamon to taste

For the filling

1 large apple

2/3 cup of dried fruit (I used dates, cranberries and cherries)

The juice from one medium orange

Orange zest or candied orange peel

Walnuts - optional

Cinnamon

Anise – optional

Ginger – optional

Instructions

For the filling

Chop the apple into tiny pieces or grate it, and juice one orange. Mix all ingredients for the filling and simmer them until the mixture is soft and gooey. I did this in the microwave and it took me about 5-6 minutes on medium power. I took the mixture out of the microwave twice to stir it and mash it a bit.

For the crust

Soak the dates in the water until they are soft, and mash them. If you want to speed up the process, use warm water. Add the cinnamon and the flour to the date and water puree, and knead the mixture. You can use a food processor, but I did it by hand and it took me just a couple of minutes.

Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).

Prepare a muffin tray or some small tart tins, and cover them with small pieces of baking paper. The crust is not sticky, but it’s easier to take out the pies this way.

Spread the dough on a sheet of baking paper and cut circles that are a little bit bigger than the circles on your muffin tray. I used a glass, because I don’t have a circular cookie cutter. Also, cut the same number of stars or any other shape you like, to put on top of the pies.

Put the circles of dough into the muffin tray and push them down a bit. Add the filling, and put a star of dough on top.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, but keep an eye on the pies, because if your crust is too thin and you overbake it, it can get really hard.

Let the mince pies cool down and optionally sprinkle them with some powdered sugar.

http://www.myhealthydessert.com/recipes/vegan/vegan-christmas-mince-pies/

 

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