I hope the #Christmas Fairy doesn’t banish me to the frozen North for the sacrilegious act of making #mincepies in June this year, as well as these I’ve just made now. The glorious British mince pie doesn’t seem to have breached the US border defences as yet, and my son (who pines for the things) and his family were visiting here from mince-pie-desert, #Minnesota. My 16 year old American granddaughter also found them irresistible.
Oh, and you’ll be pleased to know that according to Wiki the popular claim that it is illegal to eat them #ChristmasDay is only an #urbanmyth. Glad we got that cleared up!
Makes approx 17
Ingredients for the pastry
350g SR flour
175g Pure or other vegan margarine
Enough water to make smooth dough (approx 4 tbsps)
Ingredients for the mincemeat
400 – 450g mixed dried fruit
1 ripe banana
1 dessert apple
(A little pineapple, mango, cranberry or other fruit is good too. Get creative!)
Grated rind and juice of 1 orange and/or 1 lemon as preferred
Mixed spice (1 tsp or quantity to taste)
1 tsp maple or agave syrup
Make pastry as usual. Little tip: divide pastry dough in 2 and roll out half at a time. Cut the tops out first. They’re the ones you want to look nice
Blend mincemeat ingredients until well chopped but not pureed
Fill pastry case really full!
Cook for 10-12 minutes at 200˚ but take care not to brown
Yummy with #vegan custard, cream or ice-cream – nom nom nom