It wouldn’t be Christmas without mince pies! I put a little spin on this traditional recipe by adding the clementine zest which adds a lovely citrusy flavour and the One Earth superfood powder for extra goodness. These just look and taste so festive and they are just so perfect for the holiday season.
4 cups of white flour + extra for dusting
1 tablespoon of chia seeds + 3 tablespoons of water
2 cups of coconut sugar
200gr of solid coconut oil
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1/2 tablespoon of One Earth Rejuvenate your soul
1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
the zest of 2 clementines
For the filling:
1 cup of raisins
1 cup of sultanas
1 cup of dried cranberries
the juice of 2 oranges
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ginger
Start by making the mince. Chop the apples into small pieces and place them into a pan. Add in all the remaining ingredients and stir it together
Let the mince simmer for about 30 minutes, until the apples are nice and soft.
While the mince is cooking make the pastry.
Place the chia seed into a small bowl and add the water. Give it a mix and put into onto side for 5-10 minutes until it becomes thick and gloopy.
Place the flour in a large bowl and add in the solid coconut oil. With your hands rub the coconut oil into the flour until it kind of dissolve into it. Add in the spices and the superfood powder.
In a sperate bowl mix together the coconut sugar,maple syrup, chia seeds mixture and 2 tablespoons of water untick smooth. Pour over the flour. Stir well until combined then knead the dough by hand.
Lightly dust a surface with some flour. With a rolling pin roll out the dough and cut into round disk of pastry (I have used a regular class). grease a muffins tin with plenty of coconut oil (literally the more the merrier as you don’t want your mince pies to stuck to the bottom) place 1 round disk into each hole pressing it gently down. Bake the base of the mince pies in the oven at 180 degrees for 8 minutes. In the meantime with the remaining pastry cut out the starts to place on top of the mince pies.
Remove the tray from the oven. Add about a scarce tablespoon of the mince into each base. Place the stars on top and bake again in the oven for another 10-15 minutes until the edges start to turn brown.
Let them cool in the tin for about 10 minutes before scooping them out. Enjoy!