White Spelt Vegan Mince Pies

Makes 12 star mince pies

Vegan mincemeat and vegan mince pies could be the ideal solution for your seasonal celebration. If your kitchen is warm, choose a solid vegan fat rather than a spread as this will help the pastry stars hold their shape. The actual amount of water you need in the pastry will vary depending on the type of vegan fat used. Our easy-to-make mincemeat is best made in advance of your baking day and keeps well in the fridge. 

Free from Egg, Soya, Dairy, Nuts
Vegetarian, Vegan

Ingredients

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  • VEGAN MINCEMEAT
  • 75g grated apple
  • 1 orange, rind and juice
  • 50g coconut oil
  • 25g brown sugar
  • 125g mixed dried fruit and peel
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • VEGAN SPELT PASTRY
  • 150g Doves Farm Organic White Spelt Flour
  • 100g vegan baking block
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 3-6 tbsp water
  • oil, for tray
  • GLAZE
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp boiling water

Vegan Mincemeat

  1. Peel, core and coarsely grate the apple, into a saucepan.
  2. Finely grate the orange peel into the pan and add the orange juice.
  3. Add the coconut oil and sugar and put the pan over a gentle heat.
  4. Simmer for 8-10 minutes, until the apple starts to collapse into the syrup.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and add the mixed dried fruit and peel and mixed spice.
  6. Stir to combine and leave to cool.
  7. Spoon the mincemeat into sterilized jars and refrigerate for up to a couple of weeks. OR store in a freezer container until required.
  8. Use the mincemeat as per your recipe.

Vegan Spelt Pastry

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Put the flour and vegan fat into a large bowl.
  3. Using a pastry blender or fork, mash the fat into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the sugar.
  5. Sprinkle enough water over the flour and stir to bring together a soft ball of dough. Cover the bowl of dough and chill for 15 minutes.
  6. Rub a little oil around the insides of 2 x 12-hole tart trays.
  7. Dust the work surface with flour, put the dough in the middle and sprinkle it with more flour.
  8. Roll out the dough to a 1.5mm/1/16” thickness.
  9. Using a star pastry cutter 2cm/¾” larger than the holes of your tart tray, press out pastry stars.
  10. Lift the stars into the prepared tart trays and leave to chill.
  11. Gather the pastry off cuts together and press them into a ball.
  12. Roll out the ball of off-cuts to the thickness of a £1 coin.
  13. Using the small star pastry cutter, press out small dough stars and leave these to chill.

Filling, Topping and Glazing

  1. To make the glaze put the sugar and boiling water into a mug, stir to combine and set aside.
  2. Put a teaspoon of vegan mincemeat into the middle of the pastry stars.
  3. Place the prepared small stars onto the mincemeat.
  4. Brush a little of the prepared glaze over the top of each star using a pastry brush.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Equipment

2 x 12-hole tart tray, star cutter larger the holes of your tart trays, small star cutter, pastry brush, pastry blender, saucepan and mixing bowl

Temperature

180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

Cooking time

20-25 minutes

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Ingredients

Change Quantities:
  • VEGAN MINCEMEAT
  • 75g grated apple
  • 1 orange, rind and juice
  • 50g coconut oil
  • 25g brown sugar
  • 125g mixed dried fruit and peel
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • VEGAN SPELT PASTRY
  • 150g Doves Farm Organic White Spelt Flour
  • 100g vegan baking block
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 3-6 tbsp water
  • oil, for tray
  • GLAZE
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp boiling water

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