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Healthy Mince Pies

Mince pies packed with extra healthy goodies like spices, chia, flax, ground almonds, nuts and of course yummy fruit!

Ingredients

Filling

  • 75 g medjool dates
  • 125 g mixed fruit
  • 50 g dried apricots
  • 25 g cranberries
  • 25 g crystalised ginger
  • 25 g ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp chia
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp chopped nuts
  • Pinch sea salt

Tart Base

  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 4 tbsp filtered water
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 50 g gluten free oat flour
  • 60 g buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil
  • 3 tbsp almond milk

Instructions

To make the filling:

  • Place the dried fruits in a large bowl, cover with water and soak for an hr or so until soft.
  • Squeeze the excess liquid out of the fruit then blitz in a food processor with the crystalised ginger until roughly mixed.
  • Add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl, stir to combine. Then add the fruit mix and mix to combine thoroughly.
  • Then add in the grated ginger and salt. Stir thoroughly to combine everything.

To make the pastry:

  • Make the flax egg by mixing the ground flax and water in a bowl – set aside to thicken.
  • Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix to combine. Then add in the oil, almond milk and flax egg. Mix throughly to form a dough.

To make the mince pies:

  • Pre heat oven Gas mark 5/190c. Grease a bun tray (12 holes) with a little coconot oil.
  • Reserve a 1/4 of the dough to make the star toppers.
  • Roll out the larger ball of dough and cut into 8cm circular shapes with a cutter.
  • Place the pastry rounds into the base of the bun tray. Press into the bottom. Prick each pastry base a few times.
  • Add around a 1 tbsp of the filling into each base.
  • Roll out the remaining dough and cut into small stars. Place on top of the pie filling and press done a little.
  • Bake for 25 minutes then allow to cool a little before eating.

Notes

To make the pastry:To make the mince pies:This recipe was republished with permission from Rebel Recipes. Find the original recipe here.

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Niki (Rebel Recipes)

Niki named her blog Rebel Recipes, because it's all about non-conformity. 'There are unwritten rules that say indulgent food is bad for you and healthy food is boring'. As a passionate foodie, she refuses to accept that this had to be the case.