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Low Carb Christmas Mince Pies & {WIN} With #FoodLoversFestive

In collaboration with Food Lover’s Market

Nothing says Christmas more than Christmas Mince Pies, only I HATE that fruit mixture yuck stuff in the middle of them, so I’m so thrilled to bring you guys this amazing recipe! 

None of that disgusting fruit stuff.

No sugar or any other nasties, and low carb too!

These are delicious and spicy!

Did I mention they’re served with brandy cream! So YUM! And not a freaking raisin or sultana in sight! LOVED them! 

Low Carb Christmas Mince Pies
Serves 8
A delicious, spicey, low carb treat for Christmas, without any or that horrid Christmas fruit mince stuff!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
339 calories
29 g
39 g
22 g
7 g
5 g
144 g
46 g
14 g
0 g
15 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
144g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339
Calories from Fat 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g
34%
Saturated Fat 5g
27%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 39mg
13%
Sodium 46mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 29g
10%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 14g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
9%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Flour-less Pastry Cases
  2. 150g almond flour/ground almonds
  3. 1 egg medium
  4. 1 Tbs coconut flour
  5. 1-2 tbs xylitol
  6. ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  7. ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  8. Christmas Mince Pie Filling
  9. 1 small Granny Smith apple grated
  10. 50g butter
  11. 1-2 tbs xylitol
  12. ¼ tsp ground mixed spice
  13. ¼ tsp ground cardamon
  14. ¼ tsp ground cloves
  15. ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  16. 75g almond flour/ground almonds
  17. Brandy to taste
  18. Brandy Whipped Cream
  19. double cream/whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Flour-less Pastry Cases
  2. 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 flour/ground almonds. if it has become too dry, add a drop of water at a time.
  3. Roll out in between 2 sheets of baking paper and cut each circle slightly larger than the case you will be baking them in.
  4. 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.
  5. Christmas Mince Pie Filling
  6. Melt the butter and the grated apple on low in a saucepan.
  7. Add all the other ingredients (apart from the brandy) and heat through for a minute or two.
  8. Remove from the heat and add brandy to taste (I add 1 or 2 tablespoons).
  9. Once cold, divide the mixture evenly amongst the pie/tart cases.
  10. Brandy Whipped Cream
  11. Whip the cream gently until soft peaks for, then add the sweetener, whip until almost firm, then fold in the brandy to taste.
  12. To Serve
  13. Top each low carb Christmas mince pie with the brandy cream and sprinkle with a ground nutmeg.
Notes
  1. I loved the brandy cream, but be careful not to add it when the mince pies are still hot, restrain yourself and wait till they've cooled a bit, otherwise you land up with a gooey, runny, mess!
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calories
339
fat
22g
protein
7g
carbs
29g
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Adapted from The Low Carb Diabetic
The Blessed Barrenness http://www.theblessedbarrenness.co.za/
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30 Comments

  • Reply nik sey

    Looks delicious, it is SO HARD to keep to the low carb mantra during this Christmas season, thank you for providing a delicious alternative

    December 14, 2016 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Eli

    The thing I love and buy most often from Food Lovers is fresh fish. Panga fillets are our best and I love using them to make ceviche.

    December 14, 2016 at 8:12 am
    • Reply cupcakemummy

      I totes need to visit you just for your cooking again!

      December 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Tatjanochka

    Looks yummy

    December 14, 2016 at 8:28 am
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    My favourite fresh produce are carrots love them

    December 14, 2016 at 8:43 am
  • Reply Charlene

    Sweet potatoes! FLM always has the most beautiful sweet potatoes 🙂

    December 14, 2016 at 8:57 am
  • Reply hayleysjoys

    Ooh! I have to try this 🙂

    December 14, 2016 at 9:17 am
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    Reply Tania Brewis

    #FoodLoversFestive

    December 14, 2016 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Bianca Balutto

    I absolutely love fruit so love buying lots of fruit from them it’s always so delicious

    December 14, 2016 at 11:18 am
  • The Don Father
    Reply The Don Father

    I love mince pies haha…but these sound damn good!!!

    December 14, 2016 at 11:34 am
    • The Blessed Barrenness
      Reply The Blessed Barrenness

      They really are! The ONLY traditional Mince Pies I like are the ones my mom makes. But she’s 70 now and not really in the mood to bake for me anymore!

      December 14, 2016 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Jackie Katzen

    I love the FLM deli counter, the cooked chickens are always divine

    December 14, 2016 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Alet Swart

    The Deli Counter is the best and I must add that I really love the Seattle Coffee Co stands in my local FLM.

    December 14, 2016 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Laverne Botha

    Gosh this sounds gooooood… I too cant stand that cooked fruit mess….

    December 14, 2016 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply cupcakemummy

    This looks amazing. Favourite produce… At the moment I’m all about the Cauliflower rice. They come in these tubs that are only R13 and one tub is perfect for four meals! But the wacky Wednesday specials have totes been keeping us afloat lately.

    December 14, 2016 at 2:18 pm
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    December 14, 2016 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Roxanne Chutthergoon

    I love the fresh fruit!

    December 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Terri Pearman

    I am gluten free and sugar free so the pastry is perfect! I love fruit mince though! Going to have to make a sugar free version!

    December 14, 2016 at 3:49 pm
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    Need a lot of fresh healthy food for my pregnancy and food lovers has everything that I need 🙂

    December 14, 2016 at 4:03 pm
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    I love fruits and veggies

    December 14, 2016 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Jade

    I like the range of fruits at FLM and I always get my half lamb and pork packs from them 🙂

    December 14, 2016 at 4:54 pm
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    Would love to win the voucher and test drive these recipes 🙂

    December 14, 2016 at 7:52 pm
  • Reply Ayesha

    Love food lovers market, always great fresh produce

    December 14, 2016 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Nancy Pretorius

    Love this recipe Thank you 🙂 I too cannot stand the sticky fruit in the middle.I do love raisins but i never make or buy fruit mince pies cause of the filling.This recipe I really want to try out.

    December 15, 2016 at 1:21 am
  • Reply Sabine

    loving that they now stock almond and macadamia flour in the fill your own section!

    December 15, 2016 at 6:11 am
  • Reply Kelley Petersen

    My favourite fresh produce is definitely the Deli counter and the fresh fruit & yogurt bar, with the most delicious smoothies.

    December 15, 2016 at 8:50 am
  • Reply yolande murphy

    Brinjals

    December 15, 2016 at 11:10 pm
  • Reply Michele

    Those mince pies look delish! I love all the baked goodies on FLM, it’s impossible to pass by and not grab something yummy☺

    December 16, 2016 at 12:22 pm
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    Love their meat.. always such a great display and variety.. have never been disappointed

    December 16, 2016 at 3:36 pm
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    I always stock up with the La Belinda tinned tomatoes from Food Lovers Market, great store cupboard staple

    December 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm
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