Now when you think of Christmas, the one thing after the tree and presents is mince pies. Christmas is a time of the year where we all end up eating too much, eating anything that we want and at the end of it, realise how bad all the Christmas food is for you, especially if you check the scales after Christmas.
Well now you can keep on track with this Slimming World Mincemeat recipe for your homemade Slimming World Mince Pies. The reason for making your own home made mincemeat pie filling is so that you really know what is in the mixture and secondly, you have a little more control over what you are eating.
Now if you have looked at the ingredients of the shop bought mincemeat pie filling, then you will know that it contains suet, which isn not suitable for vegetarians, you can find shop bought versions which are suitable vegetarians, but this recipe is homemade, know exactly what is in it and cut out the rubbish.
The best mincemeat pie filling recipe
Now this is just the recipe for an easy mincemeat filling for your mince pies, you can certainly make some tweaks to the recipe if you feel it is suitable, but this recipe certainly works. There is an optional element of alcohol in your recipe, personally I don’t use the alcohol for 2 reasons, the first is that I rarely drink alcohol and secondly I actually prefer mincemeat and mince pies with no alcohol. This simple mincemeat recipe is so easy to make, suitable for everyone, especially if you don’t put any alcohol in it. This is also a vegetarian mincemeat recipe as it does not contain any suet.
The one thing you need to decide when it comes to mince pies is the pastry, this may be a simple question for you, but if you want to try and keep on plan, then it may take a little more thought, some of the options include a shortcrust pastry, filo or even something completely different like a Weight Watchers Wraps. I have a recipe for my own mince pies and you can see what option I went for, I will also explain why I went for the option I chose. One thing I will say is that the reason I went for what I did, is that they turned out great.
Now if you have changed the recipe slightly, let me know what changes you made, what did you include or take out, how did it turn out for you? Did you add any alcohol? Did you add more fruits? What do you like in your mince pies?
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