Gluten free and very nearly vegan mince pies
Ingredients – Mincemeat (45%) (sugar, apple puree, raisins, sultana, glucose syrup, currants, vegetable oils (palm, sunflower), glucose-fructose syrup, orange peel, spices, rice flour, acidity regulators (acetic acid, citric acid), lemon peel, dill, treacle, orange oil, preservative (sulphur dioxide)), Brown rice flour, Tapioca starch, Sugar, Vegetable oils (palm, rapeseed), Water, Ground almonds, Dextrose, Salt, Thickener (xanthan gum), Cornflour, Colour (plain caramel), Emulsifier (mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids).
May contain egg, other nuts and peanuts.
This was a pretty good find for a supermarket own brand. If it wasn’t for that pesky “may contain egg” then these would be vegan as well as wheat free, gluten free and milk free. The pastry was crisp, and the filling was plentiful and full of flavour. My only complaint was that these were a little dry, although that’s a problem with mince pies in general, so they benefitted from being accompanied with something moist. I went with Alpro Soya single cream.