Holiday Mince Pie Recipe

Once upon a time, traditional mincemeat was made with–you guessed it!–minced meat (sort of like hamburger), eked out with fruit and spices. Later, bits of suet were used instead of meat and the dish became a holiday favorite. Now we have this vegan version, super-low in cholesterol and totally sublime. Its also ridiculously easy and surprisingly fast to make–just 15 minutes on the stove and then a little baking time.

Holiday Mince Pie is a healthful new take on a grand old holiday classic. We think the Ghost of Christmas Past would approve.


One unbaked pie crust of choice, enough dough for a bottom and a top
4 apples, cored and diced
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup apple juice
1 orange, scrubbed, juiced, and the peel grated (you will use both the juice and the grated peel)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Place all ingredients (except pie crust!) in a saucepan and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes until apples begin to soften.

2. Pour filling into unbaked pie crust shell. Roll second piece of dough out and cut into strips 1/2 wide. Weave strips over top of pie to make a lattice crust. (You could omit this step and cut out decorative shapes from the dough instead, placing them around the top of the pie.)

3. Bake for 40 minutes, covering lightly with aluminum foil if crust starts to burn.

Serves 8.

Inspired by Vegetarian Meals for People-on-the-Go, by Vimala Rodgers (Hay House, 2002).

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Jim P.
Jim Pepper4 days ago

I first made this in 2009 and have made it every year. I originally was using a green tomato mince recipe but lost it. This recipe made the grade thank you

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby2 years ago


J.L. A.
JL A.2 years ago


Anastasia J.
Annie J.3 years ago

Yum! So simple even I might make it. ; )

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Sonny Honrado
Sonny Honrado4 years ago


Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

Thanks Annie.

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

gail d.
gail dair5 years ago