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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)

Crust:

  • 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

Filling:

  • 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

Preparation:

Crust:

  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.

Filling:

  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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