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Gluten Free & Dairy Free Minced Pies Recipe

Minced Filling Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb Short Ribs, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Golden Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Dried Currants
  • 2 Apples (around 3/4 lb), peeled, cored & small dice
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Cane Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Spiced Rum
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • Zest & juice of 1 Orange
  • Zest & juice if 1 Lemon

Pie Crust Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (40g) Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/4 cup (35g) Masa Harina Flour
  • 1/4 cup (45g) White Rice Flour
  • 1/4 cup (35g) Tapioca Flour
  • 1/4 cup (45g) Potato Starch
  • 1/2 tsp Guar Gum
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil (solid/cold)
  • 2 tbsp Organic Honey
  • 1 Organic Egg
  • 1 tbsp Cold Water


  • Add all of the minced filling ingredients to a large sauce pan and bring to a gentle boil
  • Stir to combine and reduce heat to medium-low
  • Cover completely with a tight fitting lid and gently simmer for 3 hours (very important that the lid fits tightly so the mixture does not reduce)
  • Remove from heat and let cool uncovered for 20 minutes
  • Transfer to an air-tight container and refrigerate overnight or for up to 2 days
  • Add all of the pie crust ingredients to a food processor and pulse until just combined
  • Roll the pie dough out between to long rectangular pieces of wax paper
  • Form 12 mini pie shells in a muffin tin with the edges going up 3/4 of the way in each muffin cup, reserving a small portion of the pie dough to make coin-sized rounds to decorate
  • Place the muffin tin shells in the freezer until you’re ready to fill
  • Roll the reserved pie dough out as thin as possible and use a shot glass to make 12 little rounds, place the rounds between two squares of wax paper and refrigerate
  • Transfer equal portions of the filling into the frozen pie shells
  • Decorate with the dozen refrigerated rounds
  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Place finished pies in the freezer for 10 minutes before baking
  • Bake pies at 400 for 15 minutes
  • Let cool for 1 hour