Mince pie apples

Festive doesn't have to mean fattening
Try these fantastic mince pies, with apple instead of pastry
5 ratings
Recipe by: Charlie Farrant | Student Dietitian and Running Blogger

These delicous little desserts will dazzle any dining table! They are lighter than traditional mince pies – which contain around 250 calories per pie (pdf) – and can also be served as a snack or at a drinks party.

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Ingredients
  • 3 eating apples, such as Braeburns
  • 40g sultanas
  • 20g dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 orange, zest only
  • ½ teaspoon golden syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 15g flaked almonds
Time
35 minutes
SERVES:
6
CALORIES:
81
FAT:
1.8g
SALT:
0g
SUGAR:
13g
5 A DAY:
1
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/Fan 180ºC.
  2. Halve the apples and scoop out the core, plus a little of the apple flesh to create space for the filling. Lay the apple halves on a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together the sultanas, cranberries, carrot, orange zest, golden syrup and spices, and set aside.
  4. Remove the apples and scoop a tablespoon of the fruit mixture into each apple half. Sprinkle the flaked almonds over the apple halves and return to the oven for 15 minutes or until the apple is soft. Serve immediately on their own or with low-fat natural yoghurt.

Top tip

Raisins, prunes and dried apricots also work well in this dessert.

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