Just incase you need a little Monday pick-me-up, I’m sharing with you today a simple recipe for vegan mince pies, with Christmas pretty much here, I thought you might find it useful to have an easy recipe on hand for if you are looking for any last-minute homemade gifts or as a yummy gesture for family & friends.
Christmas is the time when I most like to bake, I adore being in the kitchen at anytime throughout the year actually, but somehow there is something extra special about baking up a tray of gingerbread men or a batch of mince pies in December that fill me with so much happiness and excitement for the season.
Since going vegetarian, I’ve become much more conscious about what products I put in both mine & my husbands diet, I’m trying to be more conscious about what I’m eating & although I’m not vegan, these mince pies are by default! I don’t want to get into a big post about my food choices now, I have a post coming on that later, however these vegan mince pies are, if I do say so myself delicious!
There really is nothing to this vegan mince pie recipe I must admit & some might call it a bit of a cheats recipe, but when you’ve got a million other things to contend with during the holidays, who needs to over-complicate things, am I right?
If you do get around to making these this Christmas, then let me know! I in no way invented this recipe, but I just wanted to share it with you.
A Vintage Wife
This recipe makes roughly 12 Vegan Mince Pies
You will need:
1 pack of Jus-roll shortcut pastry
1 jar of pre-made mince meat
2 tbsp of icing sugar
Making these vegan mince pies couldn’t be simpler, mostly because the ingredients are pre-prepared!
Prior to making the mince pies, leave your pastry out at room temperature for a good hour or so, in my opinion this makes it much easier to work with.
Lightly sprinkle your surface with plain flour before rolling out your pastry to the thickness of a penny.
Begin cutting out your mince pie bases with a round cookie cutter, adding each one to a lightly greased cupcake tin before cutting the next.
Fill each base with around a tablespoon on mincemeat.
Last with your left over pastry, roll out again to the same thickness as before & cut out your vegan mince pie lids, you can either continue using your circle cutter or opt for an alternate shape.
Once prepared bake in a pre-heated oven at 180c for 10-15 minutes until golden.
Once they’ve baked, leave to cool on a wire rack before lightly dusting with icing sugar.
These vegan mince pies can be enjoyed with or without cream, personally I think they go perfectly with a hot chocolate in hand!
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I’m Kelly aka Mrs Vintage, this is the life & loves of a vintage wife.
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