Let’s get festive with these deliciously comforting Mince Pies made with all natural ingredients, no refined sugar, and no grains or gluten! The perfect treat for Christmas, to share with family and friends (these will go pretty quick..!)
Makes 10 Mince Pies
150g of almond flour (ground almonds)
75g of coconut flour
1 tbsp of coconut sugar
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
Zest of an orange
115g of butter, frozen. Plus a little extra for greasing
1 egg, beaten
Approx 350g homemade mincemeat, or if you want to buy the mincemeat we recommend a more natural brand such as Meridian
Sieve the ground almonds, coconut flour, sugar, baking soda and salt into a bowl and stir in the orange zest.
Grate the frozen/cold butter into the flour and mix together with your fingers until crumbs form.
Stir in the egg and bring together with your hands until a dough is formed.
Divide the dough in half, wrap each in cling film, and place in the fridge for at least one hour.
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and grease the moulds of a muffin / cake tin.
Remove the dough from the fridge and place between two sheets of baking paper. Roll out the dough and using a cookie cutter, cut out circles and press into the moulds; patience is required as being gluten free means the pastry will be a little more crumbly - it’s fine to use your fingers to squish together any cracks!
Fill each pastry mould with mincemeat, then using the remainder of the dough, cut out enough stars to top each pie with.
Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until turning golden. Leave to cool in the tin before gently easing out (this is important or they may fall apart!)
Enjoy on their own or serve with coconut yogurt, delicious!