Fruit Mince Pies ★★★★★1 review

You can't have Christmas without fruit mince pies! We love them both cold or warm served with a little vanilla vegan ice cream or topping cream... yum!

Serves 12 pies | Prep time: 10 mins + chilling time | Cooking time: 20 mins


  • 150g/5.3oz plain flour
  • 50g/1.7oz ground almonds
  • 25g/.8oz copha, grated
  • 50g/1.7oz vegan margarine
  • Juice of half an orange
  • 1 jar of fruit mince
  • Pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/356F.
  2. Place the flour in a bowl and rub the vegan margarine and copha into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs (you could do this in a food processor). Mix in the ground almonds.
  3. Add the juice and mix briefly into the flour until it starts to form a ball. Bring the mixture together with your hands and knead briefly until smooth.
  4. Place in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  5. Roll the pastry out thinly and cut 12 circles. Places these in an oiled muffin tin and refrigerate again for about 20 minutes (retain any leftover pastry).
  6. Fill the moulds with fruit mince. Top either with pastry or a pecan nut.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until just brown.


Recipe by Jo Osborne
Photo by Natalia Jones

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    23 November 2022