Mince pies have been an integral part of a British Christmas feast for over four centuries. A sneaky treat between meals, or a desert option after a filling main course? The Arapina recipe delicately mixes dried fruits and spices, keeping them truly free of dairy and nuts, a Vegan seasonal delight for all.
Available dates: 1/11 – 24/12, stock levels vary upon availability, please call us to pre-order
Did you kow that mince pies, were originally filled with meat, such as lamb, rather than the dried fruits and spices mix as they are today?
They were also first made in an oval shape to represent the manger that Jesus slept in as a baby, with the top representing his swaddling clothes. Sometimes they even had a 'pastry baby Jesus' on the top! During the Stuart and Georgian times, in the UK, mince pies were a status symbol at Christmas.
Very rich people liked to show off at their Christmas parties by having pies made is different shapes;
they fancy shaped pies could often fit together a bit like a jigsaw! Having pies like this meant you were rich and could afford to employ the best, and most expensive, pastry chefs. Cut all the unecessary elements including meat, making them vegan and you have the world renowned Arapina vegan mince pies!