Goji Mincemeat Mess


by Kate Wood

from Raw Living, published by Grub Street, 2007

Time needed: 1 hr
Equipment needed: Food processor, blender
Serves 8

This was Jamie Oliver's idea. Eton Mess is traditionally made with strawberries, cream and meringues. He did a Christmas version with mincemeat; this is my raw version with mincemeat, cream, and clementines. It's more or less the same mincemeat recipe from Eat Smart, Eat, Raw, but with goji berries in, and the recipe for cashew cream made with macadamia nuts instead.


  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 350 g grated apple
  • 125 g Lexia raisins
  • 125 g mixed vine fruit
  • 125 g goji berries
  • 60 g dates, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 tbsp yacon syrup
  • 1 tsp miso

Juice the lemon and the orange, and grate the rind. Using a wooden spoon, combine everything together in a large bowl, so it's nice and evenly mixed.

Macadamia Cream:

Put everything in the blender and whiz to a thick cream.

4 clementines

Peel and separate the segments.

To assemble:

In a large glass dish, make a bottom layer with half the mincemeat. Cover with a layer of cream, and dot with clementines. Use the remaining mincemeat for another layer, top with cream again (you don't need to use it all, it is very rich; you may find yourself with a few spoons leftover. Refrigerate it for another day or dehydrate for a sweet snack). Finish with the clementines, arranging them artfully over the top. You may want to add a few gojis or carob chips or some such to complete the effect.

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