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Lamb, cinnamon & date filo pies with honey pistachio dressing



4 portion(s)

Filo Pies

  • 2 slices of orange rind, approx 1tsp of grated rind
  • 60 g Dried Dates
  • 40 g Evoo, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 --- small red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 2 tablespoon orange juice
  • 12 sheet Filo Pastry
  • olive oil spray

Honey Pistachio Dressing

  • 2 tablespoon pistachio kernels
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, (white preferred but not necessary)

Recipe's preparation

    Lamb, Cinnamon & Date Filo Pies
  1. If you are making your own mince then freeze the mince for 45 mins and then cut into cubes and mince in two portions by turboing 2-3times for 1 second at a time until preferred conistency. Set aside.


    Preheat oven to 180C

  2. Put Orange Rind in dry bowl and blitz on sp8  a couple of times for 5 seconds until Rind is all grated.

  3. Add Dates into bowl with rind and sp7 for 3 seconds. Set rind and dates aside.

  4. Put onion and Garlic into bowl and chop sp5 for 5 seconds

  5. Add 20gm of oil and sautee on varoma temp sp1 for 3mins

  6. Add Cumin,chilli flakes and cinnamon to bowl and 100dg sp1 for 1 minute. Set mixture aside

  7. Add 20g of oil into bowl and add mince and brown for 4mins sp  for 4mins or until mince is all browned. I then chose to drain off all the liquid and oil out of the bowl so it wasn't too runny.

  8. Add onion mixture and dates and orange rind into bowl and cook 90dg   for 6 mins. or until all liquid has evaporated. Leave MC off to assist with this if necessary. I found as I had drained off liquid in previous step that it wasn't necessary.

    Set aside mix in a bowl and allow to cool down for at least 10minutes or until cool.

  9. Put down a piece of baking paper on a baking tray and a piece of baking paper on then bench to work on.

    Lay a sheet of filo on the baking paper on the bench and spray it with olive oil spray, top with another filo sheet, spray with oil and repeat one more time. So using 3 sheets of filo per pie.


    Divide lamb mixture into 4 portions and spoon 1 portion along 1 long side of filo pastry, leaving a 3cm border. Roll to encolse like a snake and then coil up into shape of a snail. Working quickly and then place on baking paper on baking tray and spray with Olive Oil. Repeat this with other 3 pies and then sprinkle some cinnamon over the top of them and bake for 20mins or until golden and crisp.


  10. Honey Pistachio Dressing
  11. Put Pistachios in bowl and chop on sp7 for 3 seconds. Then dry roast for 3-5mins varoma temp sp1. Set aside.

  12. Put honey and vinegar in bowl and cook for 1min 100degrees until honey melts.

  13. Then cook for 2 mins 90 degrees until it thickens. Stir in the pistachios and let it stand for 10mins whilst it thickens.

  14. Remove pies from oven and spoon dressing over pies and serve with a light salad.


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This recipe has been converted from TASTE mag



Make the mince the day before or in the morning so you just need to roll them up and bake at dinner time. The mixture will last in the fridge for 2 days in an airtight container.

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  • Super delicious recipe! I

    Submitted by Courtney-CJ-Jones on 30. June 2015 - 16:25.

    Super delicious recipe! I make small individual triangles rather than one big pie. It's more fiddly but works well for leftovers. 


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  • This looks really yum! Thank

    Submitted by Gorgeouscyd on 13. February 2014 - 19:10.

    This looks really yum! Thank you. 

    Its also the sort of thing you could freeze and, reheat from frozen for a quick meal with roast vege or salad tmrc_emoticons.;)

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