Allergy-Friendly Vegan Fruit Mince Pies

    1 hour 20 minutes

    In the spirit of "quick and easy" I have blended together a fruit mixture that it ready in five minutes. I kept the blend very subtle, but feel free to add the spice quantities that tickle your fancy and make your taste buds dance. They are not too rich, not too sweet; but juuuuust right. These mince pies are quick and easy, and absolutely delicious.


    California, United States
    12 people made this

    Makes: 20 pies

    • 1/2 cup white rice flour
    • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
    • 1/4 cup chick pea flour
    • 1 tsp xanthan
    • pinch sea salt
    • 60g vegan margarine, like Nuttelex
    • 4 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
    • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 2 Tbsp cold filtered water
    • 1 tsp finely chopped lemon zest
    • For Filling
    • 1/2 cup grated apple (peeled and grated)
    • 2 Tbsp orange zest (about 2 medium oranges)
    • 1 tsp lemon zest (about 1 small lemon
    • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
    • 1 cup sultanas
    • 1/2 cup dried apricots
    • 1/2 cup dried cherries
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
    • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
    • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/4 tsp allspice
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 2 Tbsp maple syrup

    Preparation:1hour  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
    2. Grease mini half muffin tins and line a small baking tray with baking paper.
    3. Sift together flours, xanthan and salt in to a mixing bowl.
    4. In your food processor cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth and well combined.
    5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and lemon zest until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
    6. Add in a tablespoon of water at a time - just enough to create a soft workable dough
    7. Knead this dough with a bit of rice flour until workable.
    8. Wrap the ball of dough in some plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for about half an hour.
    9. To make the filling: Place all ingredients in the food processor with the chopping blade and puree until smooth.
    10. Adjust spices and sweetener to taste and then allow to sit - Makes 2 cups.
    11. To assemble: Roll out the dough between two pieces of baking paper.
    12. Cut bottom cases out with a cookie cutter and place those shells in the mini muffin holes.
    13. Then cut the top stars with a tiny star cutter and place those on the baking tray.
    14. Bake the cases in the oven for about 10 minutes or until just browned.
    15. The stars will only take about 5 minutes.
    16. Fill each case with filling and then top with a star.
    17. Bake for another 5 minutes and then allow to cool.
    18. Serve plain or dust with icing sugar to serve.


    I made mini mince pies using shallow half mini-muffin trays. These tiny pies can be devoured in two bites of Heaven.

    See it on my blog

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    This recipe was incredible, I did change a couple of things: chia instead of xanthan and lime instead of lemon Would definitely recommend giving it a go though!  -  04 Dec 2016