Low Carb Christmas Mince Pies

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 20 min 8
Low Carb Christmas Mince Pies
Health Highlights
Low carb mince pies can be made as one large pie or as shown, mini Christmas mince pies. Serve with flavoured brandy whipped cream.


150 gm Almond flour/meal, Bob's Red Mill (Flourless Pastry Cases)
1 medium egg Egg (Flourless Pastry Cases)
1 tbsp Coconut flour (Flourless Pastry Cases)
2 tbsp Granulated sugar (or granulated sweetener of choice; or more, to your taste; Flourless Pastry Cases)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (Flourless Pastry Cases)
1/2 tsp Nutmeg, ground (Flourless Pastry Cases)
1 small Apple (approx 150g; grated; Pie Filling)
55 gm Butter, unsalted (Pie Filling)
2 tbsp Granulated sugar (or granulated sweetener of choice or more, to your taste; Pie Filling)
1 dash 7-Spice mix, dry (Pie Filling)
1 dash Cardamom, ground (Pie Filling)
1 dash Ground cloves (Pie Filling)
1 dash Nutmeg, ground (Pie Filling)
75 gm Almond flour/meal, Bob's Red Mill (Pie Filling)
1 tbsp Brandy, alcohol (to taste; Pie Filling)
250 ml Heavy whipping cream, 38% M.F. (Brandy Whipped Cream)
1 tbsp Brandy, alcohol (to taste; Brandy Whipped Cream)
1 tbsp Granulated sugar (to taste; Brandy Whipped Cream)


Flourless Pastry Cases

  1. Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix together with a fork until it resembles soft pastry. If it is too damp, add some more almond meal/flour. If it has become too dry, add a drop of water at a time.

  2. Roll out in between 2 sheets of baking paper and cut each circle slightly larger than the case you will be baking them in.

  3. Press the pastry circles into each case and place on a baking tray. Bake in the cases at 180C/350F for 10 minutes, then remove from the pastry from each case and bake for 2 minutes on the baking tray to brown slightly.

Christmas Mince Pie Filling

  1. Melt the butter and the grated apple on low in a saucepan.

  2. Add all the other ingredients (apart from the brandy) and heat through for a minute or two.

  3. Remove from the heat and add brandy to taste (I add 1 or 2 tablespoons).

  4. Once cold, divide the mixture evenly amongst the pie/tart cases.

Brandy Whipped Cream

  1. Whip the cream gently until soft peaks for, then add the sweetener, whip until almost firm, then fold in the brandy to taste (see "Notes" below).

To Serve

  1. Top each low carb Christmas mince pie with the brandy cream and sprinkle with a ground nutmeg.



For the brandy whipped cream, it all depends on how much you would like to be served on top and on the side. The sweetness and amount of brandy required will be totally personal to you (personally, I like it quite boozy).


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 393
Calories from fat 290
Calories from saturated fat 108
Total Fat 32 g
Saturated Fat 12.0 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 78 mg
Sodium 20.3 mg
Potassium 244 mg
Total Carbohydrate 17.2 g
Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
Sugars 11.7 g
Protein 7.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 1.1

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