Air Fryer Mince Pie Bites - Delicious sweet and sticky bites using Greek yoghurt dough for the perfect low calorie recipe you can enjoy over Christmas.
Christmas just doesn't feel festive to me without some mince pies on the menu. Typically they are made with a shortcrust pastry filled with that sweet mincemeat mixture of dried fruit, sugar, spices like nutmeg, brandy, lemon and suet. Although you will find various recipes for homemade mincemeat and each one is different in some way or other.
Then there are also varying recipes with a twist on the usual shortcrust pastry, such as using puff pastry instead or even a crumble topping - yum!
Lower Calorie Mince Pies
Most traditional versions of mince pies can be quite calorific. However with Christmas being a once a year occasion I am a strong believer of allowing yourself that little treat on Christmas day of whatever you fancy.
However if you don't want to have the temptation of those in the house then these Air Fryer Mince Pie Bites are a perfect alternative. They have all the delicious flavours and spices of a mince pie and served with a little bit of light cream, custard or even ice cream if that's what you prefer, then these will totally hit the spot.
Greek Yoghurt Dough
For the pastry for these Air Fryer Mince Pie Bites I use the very popular 2 ingredient Greek Yoghurt Dough. It's light and a delicious alternative to high calorie breads/pastries.
Usually for things like these Greek Yoghurt Garlic Naan recipe on Slimming Eats, I use plain fat free Greek Yoghurt. But for these mince pie bites I use fat free Vanilla Greek yoghurt instead, as it was what I had on hand and gave an additional flavour to the dough without me having to add anything else.
If you want to use plain fat free Greek Yoghurt you can totally do that, but you may want to add a little bit of sweetener into the dough along with some vanilla extract
Measurements for Greek Yoghurt Dough
Typically the measurements for Greek Yoghurt Dough are 1 cup of self raising flour to 1 cup of fat free Greek yoghurt, but I find this can easily be over or under measured when using volumes. So you don't want the same weights in grams of each ingredient.
To ensure the ingredients are precise I use my scales for the dough and find a yield of 150g of self raising flour and 175g of fat free Greek yoghurt yield a perfect dough.
The one thing you need to watch is that you use real Greek yoghurt and not what is known as Greek Style which is not quite as thick and uses additional ingredients to stabilize and thicken.
How many calories in Mincemeat?
This will vary greatly by between different brands of mincemeat and different recipes of homemade, to keep the calories as low as possible opt for one that is lower in calories.
We don't get much choice here in Canada so I just grabbed the one that was available, usually I would make my own, but I just didn't have time this year and decided last minute to make these up not knowing if they would work, and was delighted with how delicious they were that on the second batch I knew I had to share them with you all.
More Festive Dessert Recipes
Looking for some more festive recipes? Check out these:
- Mince Pie Baked Oats
- Gingerbread Baked Oats
- Mini Mince Pie Bites in Crispy Bread Cups
- Christmas Mince Pie Bread Pudding
- Baked White Chocolate Rice Pudding
- Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate
- Cranberry White Chocolate Scone Cookies
- Cranberry Bliss Baked Oat Bars
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- 150g (5.5oz) of self rising flour (plus a little extra for dusting)
- 175g (6oz) of fat free vanilla Greek yoghurt (I used fage)
- 120g (4.2oz of mincemeat
- dusting of icing sugar (approx 1 teaspoon)
- low calorie spray
- Add the flour and yoghurt to a bowl and mix with a spoon or silicone spatula until it all comes together in a ball (do not mix with hands).
- Dust a clean surface with some additional flour and lightly dust the top of the dough and knead a couple of times until you have a large kind of flattened ball.
- Divide into 12 equal sized amounts.
- Grease basket of air fryer with low calorie spray (you can line with some parchment if you prefer)
- Roll each piece into a rough oval shape add 10g of mincemeat to half of the oval fold over the unfilled side and then form into a rough flattened circle and carefully place in air fryer.
- Repeat with other 11 pieces of dough.
- Depending on size of your air fryer basket you may need to cook in batch. I did 6 at a time.
- Once you have them place in the air fryer (make sure this is a slight space around each one as they will rise slightly).
- Spray over the top with more low calorie spray and cook at 375f for 6-7 minutes until golden on top, then carefully flip and cook the other side for 2 minutes.
- Transfer to a plate or rack and allow to cool slightly, then dust with icing sugar.
Please see below for full nutritional info and additional details about recipe:
- WW Personal Points: add ingredients to your WW diary for points value - as this may vary depending on your personal points zero foods)
- Vegetarian friendly
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1 MINCE PIE BITE
Amount Per Serving Calories 85Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 161mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 3g
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