Healthy Christmas Pies.

Ok, so in our newsletter It was mentioned this would be as easy as a sugar cookie… I may have been telling a white lie BUT shopping for these ingredients will be worth the result.
I am not usually even a fan of the mince pie and could never understand how some people can’t go a Christmas without them being served but these, these were delicious!

The recipe was given to me and I am so thankful to have tried them. They will be making an appearance on my family dinner table this Christmas.

Christmas Fruit Mince Pies.

Makes 12 mince pies

CRUST

400g ground almonds
6 tablespoons coconut oil
4 tablespoons water
20 medjool dates

MINCE
2 apples (200g)
Vanilla extract
200g raisins/sultana mix
100g dried cranberries
3/4 – 1 cup orange juice
1 tbs coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tspfresh ginger


Sift  flour in a mixing bowl, cut butter into cubes and add to bowl with flour, add the sugar  and rub in with the fingertips to make fine crumbs – So much fun.

Add water and mix with a spoon to make a dough. Refrigerate for 30 mins if.

Set the oven to 400 F

Roll out the pastry on a work surface dusted with  flour .

Roll thinly and cut small circles to fit into muffin tin (you can use a fluted cutter for prettier edges)

Line muffin tins with circles and fill each with a teaspoonful of fruit mince mixture.

Using the remainder of the pastry trimmings,  roll out and cut stars with a cookies cutter to place on top.

Bake for 12-15 mins or until golden brown and crisp. Allow to cool then dust with icing sugar.

Enjoy!

 

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