Low Carb Mince Pies
Low Carb Mince Pies
Keto Fitness Club
Bramley Cooking Apples are around 9g per 100g, so they make for a great bulker for these low carb mince pies.
Filling makes 12 portions - each portion of filling contains:
40 Calories / 2.4g Carbs / 0.6g Protein / 3g Fat
Pastry makes 12 portions - each portion of pastry contains:
113 Calories / 1.1g Carbs / 3.3g Protein / 10.1g Fat
80g Unsalted Butter
80g Ground Almonds
40g Coconut Flour
1 Large Egg
15g Truvia / Natvia / Pure Via Sweetener (adjust to taste)
200g Bramley Cooking Apple
Juice & Zest of 1/2 Lime and 1/2 Lemon
1/2 Cinnamon Stick
1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Truvia / Natvia / Pure Via Sweetener (adjust to taste)
50g Pecans or Walnuts, roughly chopped
50g Frozen Cranberries
A few splashes of water
Preheat the oven to 170°C.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Break the butter into chunks and combine this with the dry mix using your fingertips.
Add the egg and knead the mix into a dough.
Working on half of the mix at a time, roll the pastry between two sheets of greaseproof paper until it is a couple of millimetres thick.
Remove the top sheet of paper and gently place it back on. Flip the pastry over so that the other layer of greaseproof can be peeled off. The dough will now easily come off the paper when you're cutting it.
Using a cutter or glass, cut your mince pie shapes and pop them into the tray. This recipe gives us enough dough to also cut out 12 stars, but if you have a deeper tray then this may not be possible.
Fill your pies with the homemade mince pie filling (see instructions below).
Bake the filled pastries for around 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Mince Pie Filling
Chop the apple into approximately 2cm chunks with the skin still on. Place in a saucepan on a low heat with 15ml water and the spices.
Add the zest & juice of both the lemon & lime to the saucepan.
Allow the apples to cook down for 10-15 minutes - you don't want them to go mushy.
Mix in the cranberries and sweetener. Taste the mix and adjust the spices & sweetener to suit your preferences. If added sweetener isn't working, add 1 tsp vanilla extract.
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.