Almond Flour Mince Pies & Homemade Mincemeat

Post by Jo @ Including Cake

Our mince pies are excellent for a christmas gathering, dairy, gluten, egg and soy free and also vegan, they cater for (nearly!) everyone!  Alternatively, treat yourself, make a batch and sit down to enjoy one with a cuppa on this stormy, cold day!

The mince pies use a very simple pastry that can be used for so many sweet recipes. It's more delicate than regular pastry and can also burn quickly in the oven... so treat it carefully and you'll be fine!

Why not try making your own festive mincemeat filling too.... this mincemeat recipe is so easy to blend together using cranberries or goji berries for a sightly different twist.  Make a big batch and keep in the fridge to top desserts and porridge throughout the season!

P.s The recipe is featured in our Christmas Recipe ebook updated for Christmas 2014 and available to download for free in our store here.

Recipe: Almond flour mince pies and mincemeat



Mix the blanched ground almond flour and fine almond flour/powder together then add the wet ingredients to the mix to form a dough. It should be sticky enough to hold together but not too sticky it won’t roll out, dust with extra fine almond flour/powder if needed.

Roll out onto a dusted parchment paper to approx. 3mm thick and cut circles for the bottoms and shaped tops as desired.

Very carefully and loosely press the circular bottoms into pie trays (they may crack if you are not careful- patch with extra dough if needed). Fill the cases with mincemeat and lay the pastry top over. Glaze with non dairy milk (or egg) if desired and sprinkle with extra coconut sugar or mixed spice.

Bake at 160C for approx 10 minutes, watch carefully for burning as the edges will go brown very quickly.

Recipe: Mincemeat



Peel and core the apples and chop into quarters. Chop the dates in a food processor to get a course meal. Add all the ingredients and process until you have a sticky chunky mixture. I added a tbs of fine almond flour/powder to absorb a little of the liquid and help bind the mix together but this is not a necessity.