Are Mince Pies Vegan?
What tastes more like Christmas that a hot mince pie drizzled in vegan cream? But is this festive icon vegan?
Keep reading to discover all you need to know about Santa’s favourite snack, and whether or not they’re suitable for vegans (reindeer included).
Mince pies are made from sweet shortcrust pastry that’s filled with spiced mincemeat and often lightly coated in sugar. They’re an ancient British tradition and still loved nationwide today.
Are mince pies vegan?
Yes, mince pies can be vegan. Although the filling is called mincemeat, it’s actually made from dried fruit and spices. They were traditionally savoury and did often contain meat in the past, but thankfully, today, that doesn’t still happen.
It’s always worth checking the packaging, but if the pastry doesn’t contain dairy then your mince pies should be suitable for vegans. We love:
If you fancy getting creative in the kitchen and making your own vegan mince pies, check out our favourite recipes here. Whether you’ll be listening to Michael Bublé’s Christmas or not is up to you.
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by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.