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These precious little pies were perfect for our holiday party at work.  Everyone just loved and I even had a friend come up to me and told me that he grew up eating mince pie and it tastes just like the cooked version.   A mince pie, also known as minced pie, is a small British fruit-based mincemeat sweet pie traditionally served during the Christmas season.   The early mince pie was known by several names, including mutton pie, and Christmas pie. Typically its ingredients were a mixture of minced meat, suet, a range of fruits, and spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.  Be assured that no meat was used in this raw rendition. :)

Ingredients: Yields 12 pies (muffin pan size)


  • 2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup raw oat flour
  • 1/4 cup raw agave nectar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch sea salt


  • 1 1/2 cup pack Medjool dates,pitted
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 apples, chopped small
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 cup raisins, roughly chopped
  • Pinch sea salt

Cashew icing:

  • 1 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 Tbsp raw coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw agave
  • 1/2 cup water



  1. Grind all ingredients in a food processor until thoroughly mixed
  2. Press the mixture into a tart/muffin tray that has been lined in plastic wrap and dehydrate at 105 degrees F for 2-3 hours.
  3. Remove the crusts from the cases and dehydrate out of the case for a further 8+ hours, on the mesh dehydrator sheet.
  4. *Raw out flour is made by milling raw oats in a coffee grinder or high-speed blender. If you don’t have raw oats available and you don’t mind using oats that have been steamed to preserve shelf life, then non-raw oats will also work.
  5. To evenly portion out just the right amount of crust dough per muffin cup, I packed and leveled a large ice cream scooper.  I then dropped that on the cutting board and cut the ball in half.  That worked perfectly, giving me the perfect amount of dough per cup.


  1. Grind all ingredients except the apple and raisins until they form a paste
  2. Add in the apple and raisins and process for a further 5 – 10 seconds until fully combined.
  3. Fill each of the cases with a little of the mixture than top with the cashew icing and a pinch of the nutmeg.

Cashew icing:

  1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until completely smooth.
  2. Garnish with a pinch of nutmeg

**Amie Sue’s notes:  I ended up with 2 cups of extra filling.  Maybe my apples were larger than they needed to be.  But have no fear, nothing went to waste.  I created a batch of cookies out of it.  See here.  This recipe was created by James Russell


After dehydrating for an hour, I removed them from the pie pan to continue the drying process.  They are adorable!

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3 thoughts on “Mince Pie

  1. Stephanie says:

    This looks so delicious!! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Before I can do that, though, what kind of spices go into the “mixed spice” blend?

    Thank you!

    • amie-sue says:

      Hi Stephanie….I used pumpkin spice. I changed it in the recipe to make that more clear. Thank you for asking! Let me know if you decide to make this. It is divine!

  2. Alex says:

    It is fantastic, I’ve discovered it through Russel two years ago and I honestly think it’s one of the best raw sweers ever! Wow!

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