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Vegan Mince Pies
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Vegan Mince Pies

You don't have to miss out on a traditional mince pie just because you eat a plant based diet thanks to my Vegan Mince Pie Recipe!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: icing sugar, mincemeat, non-dairy butter, plain flour, soy milk, vegetable shortening
Servings: 12 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Sieve your flour and caster sugar into a large mixing bowl.
  • Cut the non-dairy butter and vegetable shortening into cubes.
  • Rub the fat into the flour by pushing the fat and flour through your finger tips.
  • Once the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs (and there are no large lumps of fat) add the water and stir until the mix begins to bind.
  • To bring it all together, use your hands to form it into a ball. You may need a little more water to get it to bind together properly but don’t worry just go with your instincts!
  • Next place the ball of pastry in a bowl cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  • While the pastry is resting, pre-heat your oven to 180C / 350F/ gas mark 4.
  • After 15 minutes, dust a work surface with flour and cut the ball into two pieces - one representing one third of the pastry the other two thirds.
  • Roll out the larger pastry ball until a quarter of a centimetre thick and using a large round cutter, cut out 12 bases.
  • Gather the scraps together and roll out again as and when you need to.
  • Do the same with the small ball of pastry using a cutter one size smaller than before. Cut out another 12 pieces, these will be your lids! (Alternatively use a star cutter for more decorative pies.)
  • Grease cupcake tins and place the larger circles into the pans.
  • Fill with a tablespoon of mincemeat and brush the edges with a little soy milk before placing the lids on top.
  • Prick the lids with a fork and brush again with more soy milk.
  • Place in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden, turning round halfway through.
  • Once they are done pop on a cooling rack and dust with icing sugar.