Rustic Jujube Mince Pies

This mince pie recipe from Abakus Foods gives a wholesome twist on a Christmas classic. The pies are vegan, gluten free and dairy free for everyone to enjoy.
Rustic Jujube Mince Pies

To make these rustic jujube mince pies, start by making the filling by combining 1 cup of raisins, ½ cup of sultanas, and a handful of chopped jujube fruit in a saucepan and bring to a medium heat. Add a dash of water and leave to cook until the fruit is stewed and soft.
 Mix in 1tsp mixed spice and 1 heaped tbsp agave syrup and leave to simmer, adding a little more water if needed.

For the pastry, soak ½ cup of jujube fruits in hot water for 10 mins and drain. Add these to a food processor with 1 cup buckwheat flour, ½ cup ground almonds, 2tbsp coconut oil, 2tbsp agave syrup, ½tsp mixed spice and a pinch of sea salt. Blend until well combined.

Lightly grease a cupcake/mince pie tray with coconut oil and press 2/3 of your pastry mix into the base of the moulds. Push the mixture around the sides of the moulds to create a little casing.
 Add a spoonful of the raisin mixture to each of the pastry cases then, using the remaining pastry mixture, form a flat circular shape and pop this on top.

Decorate with a dried jujube fruit and repeat this for the other mince pies. Bake in the oven for around 11 mins at 180c or until golden.