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Coconut Mincemeat Filo Snails | © 2016 | | © 2016 |

These Christmas filo snails with homemade boozy mincemeat are simple, straight-forward, vegan-friendly, and, best of all, taste amazing!
Mincemeat is a mixture of chopped dried fruit, booze, and spices that is popular in the UK and traditionally served around Christmas. Originally, mincemeat always contained meat ((hence the name) while modern recipes contain beef suet (fat around the kidney of the animal), which I have replaced with coconut oil. This mincemeat can be used straight away, but it improves with age and it will store well for up to 6 months in a cool place.

Coconut Mincemeat Filo Snails

Inspired by this
    adapted from Alchemy in the Kitchen
  • 200 g Apple, grated
  • 250 g Raisins
  • 250 g Sultanas
  • 200 g Dried cranberries
  • 100 g Coconut sugar
  • 100 g Dates, chopped
  • 100 g Walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground clove
  • 125 g Coconut oil
  • Grated peel and juice of 1 large orange
  • Grated peel and juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 tbsp Apple Schnapps
  • 2 tbsp Brandy
  • 6 Filo sheets
  • 4 tbsp Coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp Black sesame seeds
  1. Place everything, except brandy, in your slow cooker and cook for 3-4 hours on low. Or mix all the ingredients, except brandy, together in a large oven proof dish with a lid. Cover and place in the preheated oven and cook gently for 3 hours, stirring every half hour or so.
  2. When done, allow it to cool, stirring briefly every half hour until cold. Finally, stir the brandy into the cold mixture before sealing in clean, dry jars. You need half of batch for this filo recipe. Save the rest for other recipes, for example, mincemeat pies.
  3. Lay 1 sheet of filo on the workbench, brush with a little melted coconut oil and place another sheet on top, then brush with coconut oil again. Place 200 grams of the mincemeat along the longest side. Roll pastry to enclose filling, then coil into a snail shape. Place on a baking paper-lined baking tray and brush with a little more coconut oil. Repeat with remaining filo, coconut oil and mincemeat to make 3 snails. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for 20 minutes until crisp and golden. | © 2016 | | © 2016 | | © 2016 |


faithy 7/12/16 03:53

Mouthwatering goodness! Looks tempting! I've not work with Filo pastry yet.. I should try soon..

Chitz 7/12/16 05:00

This looks like quite some work in the kitchen.. but those pics reassure me that it is worth it :)

Rosa 7/12/16 07:28

A wonderful idea! I bet these snails taste heavenly.



Anonymous 7/12/16 08:16

This is such a fantastic idea Angie.
Have a happy day.
:-) Mandy xo

Tania | My Kitchen Stories 7/12/16 10:49

Oh Angie, I am in love with this. What a beauty!!

Nancy Chan 7/12/16 11:23

What a coincidence! I just came from a blog featuring chocolate filo. Filo snails? I quickly went through your recipe and glad to see that it didn't mention any snails. I would love to have a taste of your yummy "snails"!

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 7/12/16 11:46

Such a great, pretty and delicious looking filo snails, Angie. Will definitely have to make this delicious snail for my daughter. Have a great week my friend!

Nava K 7/12/16 12:08

Gosh!! I need this please. The filling is just so good.

Monica 7/12/16 12:38

Love the snail-shape and all the textures going on here! This is perfect for a holiday party. I like using filo to make some kind of appetizer or dish for the holidays and this is a great idea.

[Reply] 7/12/16 13:56

I smell these baking all the way in MN.
Pure Perfection for the holidays, Angie! xx

Barbara 7/12/16 14:40

Oh yum, Angie! That looks delicious. Perfect for the holidays. Fun and another beautiful presentation!

Kelly 7/12/16 16:24

These are so creative and elegant, Angie! Love the fun snail-shape and that you used filo pastry!

Kitchen Riffs 7/12/16 16:36

Love mincemeat! So these are right up my alley. Really good recipe -- thanks!

Gingi 7/12/16 18:38

This looks amazing! And I love working with mincemeat over the holidays! <3 -

Pam 7/12/16 18:55

Yum! My kids would devour these filo snails.

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 7/12/16 19:36

Anything with filo dough makes my heart go pitter patter.. I mean, that flaky deliciousness is EVERYTHING! So you can imagine how much I am LOVING these snails!!! So fun! Plus I bet these taste just amazing! Can't wait to try! Cheers, Angie!

Harriet Emily 7/12/16 19:44

These look so beautiful Angie! The mincemeat sounds so delicious! Such a perfect festive treat. Pinned!

grace 7/12/16 20:54

we don't do much mincemeat here in the states, and that's our loss! those ingredients are wonderful, both apart and in combination. adore the shape too. :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 7/12/16 22:10

So pretty and delicious, Angie! I love the snail shape and the phyllo dough must add a wonderful crunch to each bite.

Evelyne CulturEatz 7/12/16 22:16

These snails are so adorable, great presentation! And yummy, boozy mincemeat! I have yet to make mince meat still.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 7/12/16 22:29

What a great idea to use the slow cooker for these! Love filo and these pretty snails!

Yi @ Yi Reservation 7/12/16 22:32

I've been trying to use my leftover filo sheets from my baklava making and this recipe came at the perfect timing. Anything coconut is good in my book Thanks for sharing!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 7/12/16 22:39

I love the homemade mincemeat you have here! These are so fun!

Unknown 7/12/16 22:43

Wow Angie, these look wonderful. I bet they're hard to resist with a cup of hot coffee.

Cheri Savory Spoon 7/12/16 23:24

Hi Angie, never had mincemeat before but after checking out the ingredients and your beautiful pics I know that I would love this!! Happy Holidays!

Sharon D. 8/12/16 00:51

This would be oh-so-good to serve at Christmas parties. I have your recipe bookmarked!

Balvinder 8/12/16 02:38

These look amazing. You have my mouth watering.

mjskit 8/12/16 04:01

Love to see another mincemeat fan!!! I love it, but very few people I know feel the same. Love the use of phyllo instead of pie dough. These look fabulous Angie!

GiGi Eats Celebrities 8/12/16 04:54

This is so unique and sophisticated! And the sesame seeds- I am not even sure what that would do to this! I am so interested!

I dolci di Grazia 8/12/16 07:26

Wow, Angie, adoro questa ricetta!

I dolci di Grazia 8/12/16 07:27

Wow, Angie, adoro questa ricetta!

Jean | 8/12/16 15:33

Angie, I love mincemeat! I use butter in mine rather than suet, but I'll have to try the coconut oil. I love the idea of using it in pretty filo snails.

Tricia Buice 8/12/16 16:33

Wow - this is definitely a must make for me - how simple with amazing flavors. These are just beautiful Angie! Happy baking!

ami@naivecookcooks 8/12/16 16:41

Angie this looks delicious!! So perfect for holiday entertaining!!

Unknown 8/12/16 18:13

I’ve been playing with Filo Dough lately, and I’m getting the hang of it. I’ve yet to make a Filo Snail. Your filling of boozy minced meat sounds divine.

Juliana 8/12/16 20:31

Can you believe that I never had mincemeat? It sure sounds and looks delicious Angie...I love the snail shape of it.
Hope you are having a great week :)

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 9/12/16 00:16

What a cool idea!!! I love both that you used filo and that you spun these into snails! Beautiful.

Mindy 9/12/16 04:23

Oooh! I love filo and this looks great.

Alida 9/12/16 12:42

These snails look irresistible!! I love the taste of coconut. A super cake!

Unknown 9/12/16 15:24

Priya @asmallbite
wow! brilliant idea,lovely...

Karen (Back Road Journal) 9/12/16 16:40

My husband and I both love mincemeat pie but this preparation is so much prettier. I'm pinning for Christmas eve.

nadia 9/12/16 18:15

That looks absolutely delicious Angie! Love all the different flavours and textures in the filling. Great Christmas treat :D

chow and chatter 9/12/16 22:53

how fun love mincemeat jt reminds me of home.

Karen Luvswesavory 10/12/16 12:07

Hi Angie, this "snail" caught my eyes. .. heee .. hee! I've used filo but it was a deep fried snack recipe. This baked mincemeat definitely looks yummy! Bookmarking it :)

[Reply] 10/12/16 12:55

Love this recipe Angie !!
Look beautiful and delicious !

Eva Taylor 10/12/16 18:17

What a creative way to serve this traditional treat!

Rosita Vargas 10/12/16 20:22

Una idea fantástica con masa filo se ve delicioso,abrazos.

Ivy 11/12/16 06:15

A great idea to use phyllo pastry. It looks delicious!

Vicki Bensinger 11/12/16 15:43

I love the filling in these and they look so pretty whole and sliced. I bet they're delicious! Happy Holidays!

motherrimmy 11/12/16 20:38

This little snails are adorable. They're perfect for a holiday brunch platter!

Beth 12/12/16 01:14

This sounds delicious, and the snails are so cute!

My Inner Chick 12/12/16 03:12

Gorgeous decadence, Angie.
PS. Where are the snails?!

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today 12/12/16 10:28

It's a great idea, will look so nice on a christmas table :)

Amy (Savory Moments) 12/12/16 15:36
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Evi @ greenevi 12/12/16 19:05

This is a brilliant idea, Angie!

fimere 12/12/16 20:22

l'idée est parfaite et délicieuse
bonne soirée

Reeni 13/12/16 03:22

These look so flaky and delicious Angie with your homemade mincemeat! A wonderful Christmas treat!!

GiGi Eats Celebrities 13/12/16 19:53

This thing is like SURPRISED - I am filled with deliciousness! :P

Pam 13/12/16 21:33

Great name for this great treat! I love love mincemeat so this is a must try!!! Thanks for the recipe, it sounds awesome!!!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 13/12/16 22:22

I have only really enjoyed mincemeat since they turned it vegetarian, I remember it as a kid full of beef suet yuck!!! Now this version sounds lovely Angie.

Unknown 13/12/16 22:36

Loving the stuffing and this is so perfect for the holidays. Happy Holidays my dear.

Pame Recetas 13/12/16 23:22

This is exactly what I was looking for, I adore mincemeat, but it is so heavy with the original recipe, I am going to love this one, thank you so much Angie!!

noobcook 14/12/16 09:17

They look as delish as they are adorable!

Helene Dsouza 14/12/16 20:26

I didn't know the filling is called mince and that it's British. I learned something today. :) I saw just earlier somewhere online some sweet Christmas treat with mince. I thought for a minute mince was meat. ^.^ foolish me. hehe
Looks incredible Angie!

Unknown 14/12/16 21:24

Oh my goodness, putting this down for Christmas! Angie this looks AMAZING!! Love the gorgeous snail shape and all those mincemeat flavours!

Catherine 15/12/16 14:12

Dear Angie, This is something I grew up with at Christmas. My mother always mae a mincemeat pie at Christmas and I loved it! This is a delicious twist on a classic. xoxox Catherine

ZazaCook 15/12/16 15:57

What a wonderful recipe! This looks super delicious!!! Your pictures are gorgeous:)

Viviane Bauquet Farre 16/12/16 03:34

Angie, I love the coconut oil in this recipe. I bet the flavor is amazing with the mincemeat. A beautiful recipe all around!

Sokehah cheah 16/12/16 16:59

Gosh, this 'snail' looks so cute and thanks for sharing this recipe!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 17/12/16 04:43

How impressive would this be to serve for Christmas?! It's gorgeous!

Choclette 17/12/16 20:51

Ooh, this is a very snazzy version of a mince pie Angie. Lovely. I always use vegetarian suet in my mincemeat, but I much prefer your coconut oil substitution.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 20/12/16 00:45

Such an interesting and beautiful way to use mincemeat.....a welcome twist for the holidays! Merry Christmas Angie!

Easyfoodsmith 20/12/16 15:47

Awesome version of mince pie. Love the filling and the texture of these

Jeff 29/12/16 14:06

I've never seen a cookie like that. I'd love to try one.

tigerfish 11/1/17 03:45

Apples, raisin, dates, walnuts, the warm, the aroma that fills the kitchen while being slow-cooked; and the sweet treat that follows thereafter - all definitely worth waiting for.

Merryn 19/1/17 00:40

Wow this is amazing and so full of festive flavour. I love your combination of fruit, nuts and brandy all rolled up in delectable filo pastry. This is a winner, thank you for sharing :)


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