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Seasonal Fruit Mince Pies!


This Christmas is shaping up to be very strange indeed! There are some traditions however that even COVID can't affect and that includes baking seasonal Fruit Mince Pies. To get you in the Christmas mood, here is a delicious gluten free mince pie recipe courtesy of Helen Marshall and the folks at on the mother ship at Primal Alternative, Australia. Don't want to cook but want gluten free? Woo Hoo! We got you covered too! We offer these beauties ready made and home-baked for sale in gift wrapped packs of four, here at our special Christmas shop!


Here is the recipe for grain-free mince pies - this recipe makes 14 pies:

For the pastry, you will need:

300g almond meal

2 eggs

30g refined coconut Oil

4 tablespoons of Coconut Sugar (optional)

Zest of one orange

Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract

For the Fruit Mince Pie Filling, you will need:

200g dried mixed fruit

50g currants

50g apricots chopped

50g cranberries

Granny smith apple grated

Juice of 2 oranges about 130g

1 teaspoon of mixed spice

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

To make the fruit mince pie filling

Bring all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well.

Leave for 2 hours or overnight for the fruit to soak up all those spicy juices.

To make the pastry

Measure all the ingredients into a food processor and mix for approximately 30 seconds or bring together by hand

Scrape the pastry out of the bowl and onto a sheet of baking paper. Knead the pastry dough into a ball and then cut in half.

Put half of the mixture between two 30 cm long baking paper sheets and half between the two additional sheets of baking paper. and roll the pastry out between the sheets to about 2mm thickness.

*Important* Place the rolled out pastry into the fridge to chill for 10 mins or so, to make it easier to work with.

Once the pastry is cooled, peel off the top layer of baking paper and use a cutter (like an upside down glass) to cut out circles for the base of the pies.

You can put them in special pie tins (see picture below) or use a pie baking tin (grease with coconut oil first)

Just looking at these makes me feel festive!!

Add a heaped teaspoon of the mince mixture onto the pastry.

Top with a pastry star or any other seasonal shape (holly, bells, angels)

Bake at 180 degrees for about 15 minutes or until nice and golden.

Enjoy!

If you would rather we bake these for you, get in touch! We offer gift wrapped packs of four gluten free mince pies which are perfect for Christmas! Follow this link - the mince pies will keep for up to two weeks if stored in an airtight container. YUM :)











ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi! I'm Kate, Co-Founder of Primal Cut, mum, wife & Primal Baker! I live in West Yorkshire on the outskirts of Ilkley from where we work (Mike and I ) to create our range of healthy paleo, grain-free food! From delicious Primal Alternative keto granolas to nutrient-dense low carb bread, from vegan wraps to healthy sausages, nitrite-free bacon & charcuterie - it's all here. The fact that grain-free works for the keto and low carb movement means our food offers convenient, time-saving alternatives that will help keep you on track during your journey back to health! For the full range of healthy and convenient food check out our shop