Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies

  • 15MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 153KCAL

This is a great alternative to Mince Pies, perfect for people who fancy a change or aren't a fan of the Christmas classic!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories153
  • Carbs18g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat8.2g
  • Saturates3g
  • Sugars7.1g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Mince pies are EVERYWHERE at Christmas, which can be a bit of a pain if you don’t like them!

These Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies are a really tasty alternative to mince pies and are a perfect festive dessert.

You can really use any tart apple for this recipe – including cooking apples – and it doesn’t really matter which type you choose as the flavours will still work really well.

If you fancy making these Mini Spice Christmas Apple Pies even more festive, then simply mix a tsp of mincemeat into the cooked apple before you spoon it into your pastry case. If you are a mincemeat lover, you will love our Mini Spiced Orange Mince Pie Crumbles:

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This recipe is also suitable for freezing which makes it a great choice for batch cooking ahead of time. Simply defrost thoroughly before you’re ready to eat them and enjoy them cold.

For another make ahead recipe to make the most of every minute, add Spiced Christmas Biscuits to the menu!

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Take a look at our Christmas category for even more delicious festive recipes!

What diets are these Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies suitable for?

These Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies are suitable for vegetarian and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies recipe?

  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies?

No, it’s all super simple!

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You’ll need a 12 hole muffin tray like this one for this recipe.

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You’ll also need a cookie cutter to cut out the rounds of your pastry.

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How many calories are in these Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies?

There are 153 calories per portion in these Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

This Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Step 2

Place all the filling ingredients into a saucepan. Cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes, until the apple begins to soften.

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Step 3

While the filling is cooking spray the muffin tray with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 4

Cut rounds out of the pastry using a cookie cutter or a mug. Push them into the muffin tray to make the pie cases.

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Step 5

When the filling is ready spoon it into the pastry.

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Step 6

Use the leftover pastry to make lattices or cut shapes to place on the top of the pies. If you prefer you can leave the tops naked!

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Step 7

Spray any pasty on the top of the pies with low calorie cooking spray and place into the oven for 20 minutes, or until the pastry is cooked and golden.

Step 8

You can serve these hot or cold, just let them cool for 10 minutes after you take them out of the oven as they will be very hot!

Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with these Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies?

These Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies are perfect when enjoyed with some vanilla ice cream or a bit of aerosol cream. They also work really well alongside any of the following:

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How do you know when these Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies are cooked?

You’ll need to cook your filling for these Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies for around 10 minutes or until the apple has begun to soften.

Bake your pies in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the pastry is cooked and golden brown.

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 keep these Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies for?

You can keep these Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies in an airtight container for around 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Mini Spiced Christmas Apple 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!

Once defrosted, these Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies can be eaten cold.

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Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies

This is a great alternative to Mince Pies, perfect for people who fancy a change or aren't a fan of the Christmas classic!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 153
  • Carbs 18G
  • WW Points:
  • 4 Green
  • 4 Blue
  • 4 Purple

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 6 small apples peeled and diced
  • 3 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

For the pies

  • 300 g ready rolled shortcrust pastry
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Place all the filling ingredients into a saucepan. Cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes, until the apple begins to soften.
  3. While the filling is cooking, spray the muffin tray with low calorie cooking spray.
  4. Cut rounds out of the pastry using a cookie cutter or a mug. Push them into the muffin tray to make the pie cases.
  5. When the filling is ready, spoon it into the pastry.
  6. Use the leftover pastry to make lattices or cut shapes to place on the top of the pies. If you prefer you can leave the tops naked!
  7. Spray any pastry on the top of the pies with low calorie cooking spray and place into the oven for 20 minutes, or until the pastry is cooked and golden.
  8. You can serve these hot or cold, just let them cool for 10 minutes after you take them out of the oven as they will be very hot!

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Recipe notes

You can use any tart apple for this recipe, including cooking apples.

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