Healthy Carrot and Apple Mince Pies
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Serves: 12
  • 2 eating apples
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 additional orange
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 6 tbsp raisins
  • 1-2 tbsp runny honey or maple syrup
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 package shortcrust pastry
To decorate:
  • Powdered icing sugar (optional)
  1. Peel the apples and orange and dice into 1cm cubes.
  2. Peel and grate the carrot.
  3. Put the apples, orange and carrot into a saucepan with the orange juice, zest, raisins, honey and cinnamon.
  4. Heat the pan gently for 25 minutes until the fruit is soft.
  5. Preheat oven to 200C/180fan/400F, lightly grease the cups of a tart or muffin tray.
  6. Roll out the pastry and cut into rounds slightly larger than the holes in the muffin tray.
  7. Cut the scraps into shapes with a star cookie cutter. Re-roll the pastry if necessary.
  8. Place the circles into the tart/muffin tray, add a heaped teaspoon of the filling and top with a pastry star.
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden and allow to cool before serving.
  10. Optional: dust the tarts with powdered icing sugar.
Recipe by Veggie Desserts at