Honestly Healthy Mince Pies…

Honestly Healthy Chef, Natasha Corrett, has created a special Christmas recipe for healthier Mince Pies.

Serves 6 – 8

Ingredients

Mince Pie Filling:

  • 1/2 cup of Dried Blueberry
  • 1/2 cup of Dried Sugar Free Cranberry
  • 1 cup of Sultanas
  • 1 Orange Rind and half its juice
  • 1 Lemon Rind
  • 1/4 tsp of Grated Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp of Agave

Pastry:

  • 1/2 cup of Rice Flour
  • 1/4 cup of Chick Pea Flour (gram)
  • 1/4 cup of Corn Flour
  • 4 tbsp of Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Vegan Butter (Vitagquell)
  • 1 tbsp Xantham Gum
  • Pinch of Himalayan Salt
  • 1/2 tsp of Vanilla Essence



Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 170oC.



For the pastry:

  1. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla essence together in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together both flours, xantham gum and salt.
  3. Now combine the content of both bowls and mix together with your fingers to form dough.
  4. Knead for a minute and then roll into a ball and wrap in cling film, leave this in the fridge for 30 minutes.


For the filling:

  1.  Combine all the ingredients and put them in the food processor or blender, pulse the ingredients until it is a rough consistency.
  2. Lay out your muffin tray and line with a little of the vegan butter.
  3. Roll the pastry on a rice-floured surface until 3mm thick.
  4. Then using a cutter, stamp out rounds and re-roll the trimmings to get 14. 
  5. Use the cut-outs to line the base of the tins.
  6. Dollop 1 tbsp of mincemeat on each pastry cut out (don’t overfill as it will bubble out in the oven) then with a star shaped cutter cut out 14 stars (or any shapes you would like!) and place over the top of the mincemeat pushing the edges of the stars down to the bottom pastry rim.
  7. Put the mince pies into the oven, after 15 minutes take the mince pies out of the oven and leave to cool.
  8. Once cool dust the mince pies with rice flour.

Recipe and photo credit by- This is a free guest post by Honestly Healthy Food

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12 Comments

  1. Judy Haughton-James
    20th November 2012 / 2:59 pm

    Yummy and healthy – just perfect Clairejustine! Thanks for sharing and have a good day.

    • Claire Justine
      21st November 2012 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks for the comment Judy πŸ™‚

  2. Style Sud-Est
    20th November 2012 / 5:23 pm

    Love the recipe – but you know what? not easy sometimes to find the ingredients – But more people are getting into the gluten free, vegan ect… recipes so eventually it will be easier to find all the ingredients Suggestion if available and affordable at your end – Maple Syrup instead of Agave syrup – Ariane x

    • Claire Justine
      21st November 2012 / 8:20 pm

      I have never tried maple syrup but it looks so good, we can get it over here but is usually expensive. I usually find something simerla if I don't have the ingredients in and they usually turn out ok πŸ™‚

  3. Mel
    20th November 2012 / 5:43 pm

    These look delicious. I'm currently sat in the office salivating. Really attractive πŸ˜‰ ha. x

    • Claire Justine
      21st November 2012 / 8:20 pm

      Ha thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

  4. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    20th November 2012 / 5:58 pm

    Fantastic! I'm actually looking for mince meat recipe. Thanks for sharing! Looks yummy & very festive! πŸ™‚

    • Claire Justine
      21st November 2012 / 8:26 pm

      Thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

  5. Winnie
    20th November 2012 / 6:12 pm

    These are really looking beautiful!

    • Claire Justine
      21st November 2012 / 8:27 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Winnie πŸ™‚

  6. pinkoddy
    21st November 2012 / 9:14 pm

    Nothing beats home made mince pies – one of the great things about the Christmas Season.Thanks for sharing.

    • Claire Justine
      25th November 2012 / 9:42 pm

      Time to get all the family baking πŸ™‚

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