Chef Ray – Pumpkin & Cranberry Filo Parcels

Delivering flavour in these tasty packages.

Pumpkin & Cranberry Filo Parcels

Delivering flavour in these tasty packages.
Keyword: Clean Eating, Filo Parcels, Healthy Cooking, Healthy Eating, Healthy Food, Healthy Recipe, Healthy Recipes, Pumpkin & Cranberry Filo Parcels, Revive, Revive Cafe, Revive Cafe Cookbook
Servings: 8 parcels


  • 2 cups pumpkin or butternut diced
  • 1 tsp oil (for pumpkin)
  • cups onion diced (around 1 onion)
  • 1 tsp oil (for onion)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup frozen spinach defrosted (around 300g)
  • 8 sheets filo pastry – size around 30x20cm (12×8 in)
  • oil for brushing
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds garnish
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds garnish
  • fresh coriander garnish


  • Mix the diced pumpkin with 1 teaspoon of oil on a baking tray. Bake for around 20 minutes at 180°C/355°F or until soft.
  • In a pan sauté the onion and 1 teaspoon oil for around 5 minutes or until soft.
  • In a mixing bowl combine pumpkin with onion, cranberries, salt and spinach.
  • Put 2 sheets of filo pastry onto your chopping board and cut in half lengthwise so you have 2 long pieces on top of each other.
  • Spoon ½ cup of the mix onto the bottom right corner. Fold into a triangle. Keep folding over into triangles until you have used all the pastry. There will be around 4-5 folds required depending on the size.
  • Using a brush, oil the filo parcels lightly. You can also use oil spray. make sure the tips and sides are covered as these burn the easiest.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
  • Bake in the oven at 150°C/300°F for around 15 minutes or until crunchy.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander.


From: Dixon, Jeremy; (2013) The Revive Cafe Cookbook 3

Do not overmix as it is nice to have some clumps of the different ingredients.

* I inadvertently purchased Flakey Puff Pastry instead of Filo Pastry. Although not quite what the chef ordered it still worked for the recipe.

Although I’m not a qualified chef I do like to pretend I’m on Master Chef. I source the recipes from the stated source (not sauce) and make them taking the photo of the meal I produce for myself.

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The founder of Revive Cafes now reveals some of Revive’s secret recipes. Jeremy has a passion to share with others how to add vitality to their lives through his cafes, inspiring weekly e-mails, cooking demonstrations and now his cookbooks. His career has included ten years as a cereal marketer and over six years running Revive.

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