I love mince pies. When I moved to London around Christmas time, I couldn’t stop eating them. But as you know they contain a lot of unhealthy ingredients. This recipe is so much better for you and really easy to make! I did put a lot of work in the stars, as you can see I still need to practise, but you can always use cut out stars !
Ingredients for 12: Mincemeat - 100g of raisins - 100g of cranberries - 100g sultanas - 1 apple - 1 1/2 of ground cinnamon - 1/2 tsp. of ground nutmeg - 1/2 tsp. ground ginger - 2 oranges - tsp. vanilla bean paste or extract Mince Pie Cups - 250g of almond flour or ground almonds - 2 tbsp. of maple syrup - 2 tbsp. of coconut oil - 1 egg Method: Juice the orange and place in a saucepan. Chop the apple into little pieces and place in the saucepan with raisins, sultanas, cranberries, vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Simmer on a low heat for 15 minutes. Mix the almond flour or ground almonds with the maple syrup, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, coconut oil and egg and combine until dough forms. (I like to heat up the coconut oil so it's easier to mix). Turn the oven on at 160C. Grease some cupcake tins with coconut oil or butter, ready to place the almond dough. Place a tablespoon of dough into each cupcake mould and mould into a cup shape ready to place your mincemeat in the middle. Add 1 tablespoon of mincemeat into each cup. With the left over dough, roll out and then cut out stars or circles that are big enough to cover the top of the cups and place on top. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on them as they can turn brown really quickly!!