Mince Pies {blogmas day 1}

Friday, December 01, 2017

If there's one thing I thought I'd have to say goodbye to as a vegan, it was flaky, buttery pastry. Vegan cakes, buns, biscuits and pizzas are super easy to find, but pastries are definitely more of a rarity so I, quite literally, jumped for joy when I discovered that all of JusRol's pastries are accidentally vegan! With an absolutely epic range of pastry, JusRol is always my go to when I fancy a fuss free vegan treat and, heading into December, it's the perfect thing to have on hand to whip up plenty of festive treats for the office, parties and just generally treating yourself, because it is Christmas after all! And while there are plenty of ways to jazz up your vegan pastry, I'm kicking off my festivities with the simple, but delicious, classic - mince pies!

To Make 12 Mince Pies You Will Need:
- 1 sheet JusRol shortcrust pastry
- 1 jar mincemeat
- almond milk to glaze
- dairy free butter to grease
- icing sugar to dust

Start by allowing your pastry to reach room temperature, preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and lightly grease your tray with dairy free butter.

Once your pastry is at room temperature, use a rolling pin to roll it out to around the thickness of a £1 coin.

Using a large cookie cutter, cut 12 circles from your pastry and add them to your tray. Using the remaining dough, cut out festive tops for your pies - I went for stars and snowflakes!

Now add around 2 teaspoons of mincemeat to each pie, cover with a pastry lid and lightly brush with almond milk.

Place your pies in the oven for between 20 - 25 minutes or until flaky and golden brown.

Once cooked, allow the pies to cool slightly, pop on your favourite Christmas movie and serve the pies, still warm with a generous helping of dairy free vanilla ice cream and a cup of tea (of course)!

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