Vegan Fruit Mince Pies

Nothing says Christmas quite like mince pies.

These pies are completely vegan, are super easy to make and will keep for up to 5 days in an airtight container.

Ingredients

  • 1 large apple
  • 280g dried fruit mix
  • Juice and zest from 1 orange
  • Juice and zest from 1 lemon
  • 30ml dark rum or single malt whiskey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 40g vegan butter, melted
  • 2 sheets shortcrust pastry (most frozen pastry will be vegan)

Method

  1. Finely chop apple
  2. Add apple and all other ingredients (except pastry) to a large bowl and stir to combine
  3. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight
  4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  5. Take your thawed shortcrust pastry and use a cookie cutter to cut out 8 large circle
  6. Take circles and and gently press into cupcake moulds
  7. Fill each pastry case with mince filling
  8. For the pastry top, cut 8 large circles out of the pastry sheet. Use a star cutter to make a star in the middle of the circle. Place on top of pie
  9. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes 10.

Allow to cool and enjoy!