Viva!’s Mince Pies
This is our wonderful mince pie recipe. We offer the choice of home-made pastry or ready-made. Jus Roll is vegan, as are most supermarket options, eg Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury’s. Similarly, most mince meat is vegan – vegetarian/vegan suet is used instead of animal suet. Read the labels – the only thing that might make it not vegan is the addition of brandy (some types of brandy aren’t vegan).
Robertson’s mincemeat is vegan. As for own-brands, the Co-op labels their products clearly. When in doubt do a search for supermarket vegan lists: Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M &S, Waitrose and Aldi all have one. Ocado – enter ‘vegan’ then the item you want in the search box. Health food shops will also offer vegan mincemeat.
Should you wish to make home-made mincemeat , here is a link to Delia’s recipe. I haven’t tried it yet but I’d imagine it works well, as do most of her recipes! There will also be lots of other recipes out there, just do a web search.
Vegan brandy? If adding this to anything, check first. Barnivore is the go-to vegan booze site! However, Aldi’s is OK- Essential value range etc, and so is M &S’s Monnet Cognac. Tesco also sells various types that are vegan including their Everyday Value.
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