Christmas isn't complete without Mince Pies. This low calorie, slimming and Weight Watchers friendly version will keep you keep on track over the festive period
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Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Mince Pies and these slimming friendly versions will keep you on track this festive season! They’re perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
Mince pies are a Christmas staple and you needn’t go without this festive season! We’ve replaced the pastry in these Mince Pies with Weight Watchers wraps to cut down on the amount of calories.
We love these Mince Pies served as a dessert with lashings of brandy sauce, but they’re also a fantastic addition to any festive buffet and make a great afternoon treat.
What diets are these Mince Pies suitable for?
This Mince Pies recipe is suitable for vegetarian and dairy free diets.
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free alternatives;
- Mincemeat (brands vary)
Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Mince Pies recipe?
- You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Mince Pies recipe if you’re on WW Green.
- You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Mince Pies recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
- You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Mince Pies recipe if you’re on WW Purple.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Mince Pies?
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You’ll need a few baking basics to make these Mince Pies.
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Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
Using a circular pastry cutter, cut 12 circles, just larger than each dip of the muffin tin. Also cut 12 small star shapes – you should have enough space in 3 wraps to cut all the items you need.
Push each circle of wrap carefully into each dip in the muffin tin. Place a teaspoon of mincemeat into each one and top with a small star.
Beat the egg in a small bowl and brush over each star. Place into the oven for 22 minutes until golden and crisp.
What could I serve with these Mince Pies?
We love these Mince Pies served as a dessert with the following:
How do you know when these Mince Pies are cooked?
You should bake these Mince Pies for 22 minutes or until they’re golden and crisp.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you store these Mince Pies for?
Make sure to store these Mince Pies in an airtight container. They should last for approximately 4 days or so.
Can I freeze Mince Pies?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Mince Pies?
From chilled: You can pop these Mince Pies in the oven for a few minutes to warm them up. Just be careful not to burn them!
From frozen: Allow to defrost and then as above.
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Christmas isn’t complete without Mince Pies. This low calorie, slimming and Weight Watchers friendly version will keep you on track over the festive period
- KCals 49
- Carbs 0.01G
- 1 Green
- 1 Blue
- 1 Purple
- 3 Weight Watchers Wraps
- 12 tsp mincemeat
- 1 egg
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- Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
- Using a circular pastry cutter, cut 12 circles, just larger than each dip of the muffin tin. Also cut 12 small star shapes - you should have enough space in 3 wraps to cut all the items you need.
- Push each circle of wrap carefully into each dip in the muffin tin. Place a teaspoon of mincemeat into each one and top with a small star.
- Beat the egg in a small bowl and brush over each star. Place into the oven for 22 minutes until golden and crisp.
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