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Christmassy Mince Pie Recipe

What is Christmas without some deliciously healthy mince pies? These delicious creations are a staple in our households each year. They are super fun to bake, if you have kids, get them baking with you in the holidays. Not only is it a great way to bond with them but it also gets them excited about learning new things in the kitchen.

(This recipe mades 6 -8 delicious mince pies)

Ingredients

You will need (Pastry):

35g raw coconut oil.
200g oat flour.
90ml maple syrup/
1 big pinch of vanilla powder, ground cinnamon or ginger (this is optional)

Add these into the pastry to give it the Christmas feel:

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon.
1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves.
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger, or ground ginger.
1 and a half tablespoons of maple syrup to brush and then coconut palm sugar to sprinkle.

Instructions For Making The Pastry:

  1. Melt your coconut oil, and then leave it to cool for a few minutes.
  2. Combine all your ingredients into a box mixing bowl and mix all together.
  3. Knead your pastry mixture with your clean and cool hands.
  4. Roll it out so that it is ready to use in your muffin trays.

You will need the following for the Mincemeat Filling:

4 red apples, peeled, cored and chopped.
Zest of 1 large orange.
125g of raisins.
30g coconut palm sugar.
1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves.
1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.

Instructions For Mince Pies

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c.
  2. Grease one or two muffin tins with your softened coconut oil.
  3. Line each muffin spot with 2 thirds of the pastry, leaving the top open for filling.
  4. Rollout the rest of your pastry, and use a cookie cutter to cut the lids for the mince pies.

Making The Filling

  1. Bring all your mince pie filling ingredients to a boil in your saucepan with 100ml of water. Let this boil for 15-20 minutes on a medium heat. Keep stirring.
  2. Fill your prepared muffin trays with the filling, and then place the lids of the mince pies onto each one, sealing it together.
  3. Brush the tops with your maple syrup and lightly sprinkle your coconut palm sugar on top.
  4. Bake your treats for 30 minutes until they are golden and crunchy on top.
  5. When you take them out, let them cool a little before sprinkling some more coconut palm sugar over them.
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