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    Default "Free from" Mince Pies at Tesco

    Not sure if anyone would be interested in these but Tesco are selling mince pies in their free from range. From what I saw and read I am sure they would be vegan.

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    Sainsbury's value mince pies (40p for 6) are vegan and labelled so. I've eaten about 10 packs since they were released a month or so ago

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    Default Re: "Free from" Mince Pies at Tesco

    Lucky ducks!!

    My local organic market is selling "vegetarian" mince pies.....but I can only think that they must be "vegetarian" because they don't have any geletin in them. They contain eggs and dairy.......so they're not even close to being vegan, unfortunately

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    Default Re: "Free from" Mince Pies at Tesco

    traditional mincemeat has non-vegetable suet in.
    "Mr Flibble - forum corruptor of innocents!!" - Hemlock

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    Oh ok. Thanks for that

    I wish they would make vegan ones.

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    Sainsburys has AMAZING iced topped mince pies, but as yet they haven't appeared this year
    I'm going to cry if they don't do them!

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    I think i must be the only person in the world who can't stand mince pies, haha.

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    Im not that keen on them - not shop brought ones, I like to make my own mincemeat with ammereto in, and apple and make filo pastry ones as i hate normal pastry!

    Its nice to do a mincemeat tart with almonds and marzipan too, got a recipe from a vegan book last year.

    Im told Asda mince pies are vegan too

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    Your tart sounds nice. Could you share the recipe please?

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    Have put note to find recipe! Off to work now then out tonight so wont be til tomorrow

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    Default Re: "Free from" Mince Pies at Tesco

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    I think i must be the only person in the world who can't stand mince pies, haha.
    Seconded!! Can't stand the things.


    Did make a pretty wicked Banana Cream Pie over the weekend though. Girlfriend loved it

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    I think i must be the only person in the world who can't stand mince pies, haha.
    I cant stand then either, yuk. I hate christmas pudding and christmas cake to

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    Default Re: "Free from" Mince Pies at Tesco

    More for me then

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    Default Re: "Free from" Mince Pies at Tesco

    I like mince pies in moderation - I usually make my own by getting a jar of Sainsbury's mincemeat then adding grated apple, rum and maybe orange zest

    If I'm feeling greedy/lazy I'll do them in store-bought puff pastry, but it's pretty quick to whip up a normal shortcrust sweet pastry too.

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    Default Re: "Free from" Mince Pies at Tesco

    Found that recipe its from a great little book called meals without squeals!

    mincemeat & apple marziflan

    ingredients:

    pastry:
    4oz wholemeal flour
    1oz ground almonds
    1 1/2 oz marg
    1 tsp almond essence
    2 tbsp soya milk + 1 tbsp water to mix

    filling:
    2oz marzipan
    8oz mincemeat
    1 med cooking apple, peeled, cored and sliced
    1 tsp golden syrup
    1/2 oz flaked almonds

    Method:
    oven - gas 4/180 degrees
    mix flour and ground almonds, rub in marg
    mix in almond essence and enough milk/water mix to bind
    roll out dough - line a greased 8" flan dish/tin
    bake blind for 5 mins
    roll out marzipan to fit base - place in pastry case
    spread mincemeat over this.
    arrange apple slices over this in a circle and drizzle with syrup
    sprinkle with flaked almonds
    bake for 35mins til apple is tender

    Nice with soya ice cream/cream or yoghurt!

    Enjoy

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    Yum. Im gonna make that today along with a fab boozy fruit cake recipe I got from vegan society

    Thanks

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    Default Re: "Free from" Mince Pies at Tesco

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    mincemeat & apple marziflan
    ...
    Do you think there is anything that you could replace the marzipan with? It sounds really good, but I dislike marzipan a lot...

    Veryblue2

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    Mince pies everywhere. I need to try one!
    Here is a link to a vegan recipe that the Vegetarian Society has:
    http://www.vegsoc.org/press/bestpie.html

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    Default Re: "Free from" Mince Pies at Tesco

    Make some, Painter Lady Go on, I dare you!

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    Default Re: "Free from" Mince Pies at Tesco

    What other kinds of mince pies are out there? I'm not sure I would like this kind.

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    Default Re: "Free from" Mince Pies at Tesco

    I think it would be fine without the marzipan? Could add more flaked almonds, cant think of any alternatives at the mo, but am sure a layer of sliced banana or other fruit could be nice?

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    Default Re: "Free from" Mince Pies at Tesco

    Thanks Alisont! I think I will try with some Apple for the base
    Hmmm... maybe red on the bottom, green on the top

    Veryblue2

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