Raw mince pies
Mince Pie Base :
- 300g Almond Flour
- 100g Oats
- 20 Medjool Dates
- 6 Tablespoons Cashew Butter (or almond butter but may have a slight almond butter taste, thats okay if you don't mind that!)
- 2 medium sized apples, or 3 small apples
- 300g mixed dried fruit
- Juice of 2 large oranges
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Begin by chopping and coring apples into small bite size chunks roughly all the same size. Place in small sauce pan, add mixed dried fruit, juice of oranges, vanilla, ginger and cinnamon. Place sauce pan on medium heat and allow to simmer for around 20 minutes until mixture has soaked up majority of orange juice and the apples have softened completely.
- Whilst mixture is simmering away, move onto mince pie base. Place all base ingredients into blender and blitz until mixture begins to come together and everything begins to stick. You should be able to test the mixture by being able to pinch a bit of the mixture together and it sticking together.
- Remove mince pie base from the blender and line a muffin tin individually with grease proof paper for each hole, alternatively you can grease the muffin tin. Take 3-4 tablespoonful of mixture and place in individual muffin tin and begin to press against the edges of tin, ensuring that you create a even crust about 1/6th of an inch thick. Repeat this until you have 12 evenly shaped mince pie bases. With remaining dough, roll out onto floured surface until around 1/6th inch thick and use star shape cutter to cut out 12 star shapes and set to one side.
- Take 3-4 tablespoonfuls of mince pie filling and begin fill the bases individually to the top of the mince pie base. Repeat this until all your mince pie bases are filled with filling, top each mince pie with cut out stars and dust. Enjoy with a warm cup of tea!