Mince Pies

Eyes on the pies people!!

Christmas may now be over but we still have an excuse to overindulge until the New Year kicks in. I thought it was time to share these delights because I can’t stop eating them! I adapted Deliciously Ella’s healthy mince pie recipe due to the resources I had left in the cupboard and it worked out a treat if I do say so myself! 

Ingredients:

Crust; 

  • 400g of ground almonds
  • 20 medjool dates
  • 6 tablespoons of water
  • Coconut oil for greasing 

For the mince;

  • 2 apples
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 100g raisins 
  • 100g sultanas 
  • 70g goji berries 
  • The juice of 1 orange and 1 sultana
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger 
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil 

Method:

  1. Start by chopping the apples into small chunks and dry in a little coconut oil in a saucepan.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan and stir together. Leave to simmer for approximately 30 minutes. 
  3. Whilst the mince is cooking prepare the crust. Heat the ovens to 180 C and place all the crust ingredients in a food processor and blend until everything has mixed together. 
  4. Sprinkle gluten free flour over a flat surface and roll out the mix until it’s half a cm thick. 
  5. Grease the muffin tins with coconut oil and cut circle bases from the dough. Mould them into the muffin tins and place the tray into the oven for 8 minutes. 
  6. Cut the remaining parts of the mixture into shapes (I chose stars) and add the mince meat to the pie bases and add the shapes on top.
  7. Bake the pies for a further 8 minutes until they’re golden brown.
  8. Leave to cool and finish setting and then enjoy!

Add a little coconut ice cream for an extra treat! 

Goodflaura X  

 

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