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Recipe: Superfood Mince Pies - GF, Vegetarian - By Adria Wu

December 07, 2018

Recipe: Superfood Mince Pies - GF, Vegetarian - By Adria Wu

This amazing superfood mince pie recipe was created by Adria Wu, founder of Maple & Co and first shown on Sunday Brunch Channel 4! Now you can make these at home and give your mince pies a healthy twist. 

Recipe: Superfood Mince Pies - GF, Vegetarian - By Adria Wu

Makes 12 mini mince pies

  • 220g rice flour
  • Zest of 1 orange (use half for pastry half for mincemeat)
  • a pinch of fine salt
  • 100g coconut oil plus a little more for greasing the tin
  • 8-10 tbsp very cold water
  • 1 egg (optional for egg wash)
  • 100g jujube fruits, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
  • 75g goji berries
  • 75g mulberries
  • 1 orange, juice and zest from above
  • 3 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp brandy or port (optional)
  • 15g coconut sugar for sprinkling
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Lightly grease a mini muffin tin with coconut oil.
  3. Make the pastry dough by sifting the flour into a bowl. Add the orange zest and a pinch of salt and mix together. Add the cubes of butter and mix with fingertips until crumbly. Add the water one tbsp at a time until a sticky dough is formed. Knead for 1 minute or until smooth then shape into a ball and wrap with cling film. Rest in the fridge for 30 mins.
  4. Make the mincemeat by chopping the jujube fruits and mulberries and putting in a saucepan with the goji berries, orange juice, spices and alcohol and cook on a low heat for 10 mins to let the flavours mingle. Leave to cool for 30 mins.
  5. Once the pastry has rested, generously dust a work surface with rice flour and carefully roll out the pastry dough to 1 cm thick.
  6. Using a 2.5 to 3″ inch (64-76mm) round cookie cutter, cut out 10-12 circles. Using a 2-2.5 inch (50-64mm) star cutter, cut out 10-12 stars. Gently press the circles into the tin using your thumbs. Fill with the mincemeat and use water or egg wash to seal base and star top. Brush star tops with egg wash (optional).
  7. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  8. Sprinkle with coconut sugar and serve.

Adria Wu is the founder of Maple & Co, a chain of delis in London offering healthy meals, and with vegan and organic options. Visit to learn more.

Find jujube fruit / red dates here.