Christmas Mince Pies

Follow our simple recipe to make flourless and gluten free Christmas mince pies

 

 Makes 12

   Ingredients

 

  • 2 small red apples, cored and chopped into small pieces

  • 30 g raisins

  • 30 g dried cranberries

  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

  • Juice of 1 orange

  • Coconut oil to fry

 Crust

  • 200 g grounded almonds

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 10 medjool dates (about 200 g)

  • Gluten free flour for dusting surface

 

  Method

1. Place the mincemeat ingredients into a saucepan and stir.  Simmer for about 30 minutes, until the apples are soft.

2. Meanwhile, make the crust. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4 Place all the remaining ingredients together in a food processer with 4 tbsp water and blend for a minute or so until everything has mixed together and the dates are totally broken down.

3. Sprinkle gluten-free flour over your surface and roll the mix out until it’s about ½ cm thick.

4. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin with coconut oil and then mould the mix into the holes using a 10cm cutter. Place the tray of crusts in the oven for 8 minutes, until they start to turn golden brown.

5. Cut the remaining mixture into star shapes.

6. Remove the crusts from the oven. Spoon 2 heaped tsp mincemeat into each crust and place a star on top. Return to the oven and bake for another 8 minutes.

7. Remove the pies from the oven and leave to cool for 20 minutes. 

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These mince pies form part of our Christmas catering menu, more details of whichh can be found here :