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Roz Purcell is a bestselling cookery author and entrepreneur. Roz has successfully launched a stellar media career which includes a winning role on Come Dine with Me Ireland, a guest chef appearance on TV3’s the Restaurant, and a stint as a Celebrity Bainisteor on RTE. Her passion for healthy food and lifestyle has earned her thousands of followers on social media in recent years.

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Mince Pies

Mince Pies
Mince Pies

Nothing says Christmas like mince pies…here’s a healthy version, full of delicious fruit and nuts. Happy Christmas :)

Mince Pies

Ingredients

Filling

 

  • 100g cranberry
  • 100g raisin
  • 200ml coconut water or orange or apple juice
  • 1 apple grated
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. all spice
  • Zest 1 lemon
  • 100g chopped roasted hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. coconut sugar

 

Pie base 

 

  • 190 g almond ground
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Pinch salt

 

 

Topping 

 

  • 30 g ground almond
  • 25 g almonds
  • 25 g walnuts
  • 20g hazelnuts or pecans
  • 1 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil melted
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. In a small bowl, add the dried fruit and cover with coconut water or juice and let soak for 30 minutes.
  3. While this is setting start making your tart base.
  4. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the ground almond, maple syrup, salt and coconut oil. Using your fingers combine the mix together into a dough.
  5. Taking sections press down into each bun case evenly.
  6. Blind bake for 12 minutes until lightly golden.
  7. For the topping, break up the nuts using a pestle and mortar into small chunks and combine all topping ingredients.
  8. Once the fruit has soaked, drain off any excess liquid. Stir in the rest of the filling ingredients and fill each tart case.
  9. Finish by loading over with the crumble topping and place back in the oven for 18 minutes until lightly browned on top.

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