Mince Pies

Well you can’t have Christmas without mince pies can you?  So, imagine my delight when I found this healthier version last year.  Happy, happy, happy!!

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Mince Pies
From 'Honestly Healthy for Life' by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson
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Courses Dessert
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. To make the pastry, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, xanthan gum and salt.
  3. Pour the flour mix into the butter mix, add the water and mix together with your fingers to form a dough.
  4. Knead the dough for a minute, then roll it into a ball, wrap it in cling-film and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, put the ingredients for the filling into a food processor and pulse until you achieve a rough consistency.
  6. Preheat the oven to 170oC and grease a 12 hole muffin tin with butter.
  7. Dust a work surface and roll out the pastry to about 3mm thick.
  8. Stamp out 12 rounds with a pastry cutter, re-rolling the trimmings and cutting again.
  9. Fill each pie with 1tbsp of the 'mincemeat'.
  10. Roll the remaining pastry, cut out 12 shapes to form the pie lids and lay them over the filling.
  11. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven, leave to cool and transfer to a wire rack.
  13. Dust with some rice flour or agave powder.
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