MKK - Michele's Keto Kitchen :-)
Festive Fruit Pies
This recipe does have a cheeky little whisky in it. Sorry, not sorry! :-) It does also have 50g of dried mixed fruit across the whole recipe. This is totally optional, but could always be replaced with mixed berries to reduce the carbs.
For the whole recipe:
2908 Calories / 80g Carbs / 77g Protein /238g Fat
Makes 12 portions - each portion contains:
242 Calories / 6.7g Carbs / 6.4g Protein / 20g Fat
200g Ground Almonds or Milled Linseed
30 - 40g Truvia / Natvia / Pure Via Sweetener
1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
100g Butter, straight from the fridge and cut into small cubes
2 Medium Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
40g Coconut Flour
250g Bramley Cooking Apple
Approx. 30ml Water
Zest of 1 orange
1 tsp Mixed Spice
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
5g / 1tsp Truvia / Natvia / Pure Via Sweetener (adjust to taste)
50g Mixed nuts roughly chopped
50g Frozen or fresh Cranberries
50g Mixed Dried fruit - soak in the whisky / brandy, 24 hours before making or at least an hour
50ml Whisky or Brandy
1 tsp Orange Essence
1 tsp Lemon Essence
In a saucepan cook the apples & cranberries for approx 10 minutes - you don't want them to go mushy.
Apart from the nuts, add all the other ingredients and stir well, including the whisky juice!
Add the roughly chopped nuts at the last second and mix. If the mix isn't thick enough, add a teaspoon of chia seeds and stir - these will absorb some of the moisture.
Meanwhile make the pastry
Preheat the Ninja to 170°C or regular oven 180C
Add all of the dry ingredients (except the coconut flour) to a food processor and mix.
Add half of the cold butter, blitz for just a few seconds, then add the remaining butter and blitz again - the mix should now resemble large bread crumbs.
Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix for 15-20 seconds so the mix starts to form a dough.
Take the blade out. Add the coconut flour. Mix using a spatula or a spoon - this will thicken the pastry. Divide the pastry into 2/3 & 1/3
Roll out your 2/3 pastry between 2 sheets of greaseproof paper or silicone sheets and cut out 12 discs to fit your 12 tin moulds. I used a fairy tin tray
Bake in the Ninja for 5 minutes or in a regular oven top shelf approx. minutes or until ever so slightly crispy, but not browned
The Final Bit
Pop your pie filling in
Now roll out your 1/3 pastry between 2 sheets of grease proof paper or silicone sheets and cut out 12 smaller shapes to fit on top of your 12 filled pies - I used different festive shapes on mine, but just stars look beautiful too, I think
Bake in the oven until the top pastry is cooked. Approx 15 minutes
Optional extra, dust with some fine sweetener