Mince Pies

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recipe by Cormac Walsh

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Easy to make mince pies, makes about 16 small pies or 12 bigger ones.

Inspired by: https://thehappypear.ie/recipe/vegan-mince-pies/

recipe updated Sep 27, 2019


  • Orange icon
    1 (200g)
  • Port icon
    120ml (120ml)
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    80g (about ½ cup)
  • Sultanas icon
    270g (about 1¾ cups)
  • Dried cranberries icon
    Dried cranberries
    100g (about 1 cup)
  • Ground ginger icon
    Ground ginger
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    1 tsp (3g)
  • Ground cloves icon
    Ground cloves
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Sweet shortcrust pastry icon
    Sweet shortcrust pastry
    1 (680g)
  • Icing sugar icon
    Icing sugar
    as needed


  • kCook icon Blender
  • kCook icon Blender jug
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Cupcake pan - 12 cup

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 180°C
  2. Add port to a clean large saucepan
  3. Heat - high heat
  4. Add coconut sugar to the mixture
  5. Boil until liquid has evaporated
  6. Add orange to a clean blender jug
  7. Blitz until well blended
  8. Transfer content of blender jug to mixture
  9. Add sultanas, dried cranberries, ground ginger, ground cinnamon and ground cloves to the mixture
  10. Cook until thickened - 20 min
  11. Add sweet shortcrust pastry to a clean work surface
  12. Cut out into a circle
  13. Line a clean cupcake pan
  14. Arrange pastry in cupcake pan
  15. Bake - 20 min, 180°C
  16. Sprinkle with icing sugar
  17. Serve
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