One of our absolute favourite Christmas treats has always been fruit mince pies from Bakers Delight. Not exactly an easy thing to make a keto or low carb option version of. Erika has decided it is time to tackle the challenge of making a keto fruit mince. She found making a keto fruit mince scroll was a great way to get the fruit mince fix with a fat head style scroll.
Before starting our keto lifestyle in July 2016, dried fruit was one of my favourite things. I would love dried cranberries, sultanas, dried apple, dried banana. You name the fruit, if it had a dried version, I loved it. I will admit, I was a little devastated when Erika informed me the dried fruit had to go.
Due to fruit mince practically being full of dried fruit, I was interested to see what Erika would come up with. Traditionally fruit mince is made with sultanas, raisins and currants with some citrus peel.
As Erika was unable to use dried fruit, she had to get creative. We have seen a couple of different low carb fruit mince recipes using apple. We wanted to keep the net carbs as low as we could. I wonder if you have guessed what Erika used as the fruit replacement in this recipe yet?
Did you guess ZUCCHINI? I know I didn’t. Erika got me to taste it before I knew what was in it and I had no idea what she had used. The zucchini and walnuts with the fruit mince spices really do give the flavour and texture of fruit mince.
If this is the first time you have heard about fat head dough, let me tell you this stuff is magical. Tom Naughton, the creator behind the Fat Head movie, also created fat head dough. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, do yourself a favour and check it out here.
One of the great things about keto is that so many creative people have found ways to ketofy all our favourite carb filled foods. Well, most, I am yet to see anyone recreate a croissant! The fat head dough has been used to create some of these ketofied dishes. These include; keto bagels, cinnamon scrolls, sausage rolls, danishes and of course, PIZZA.
It is made using cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, egg and almond flour. There are many different variations of the original recipe around. This is our preferred recipe
You can use the fruit mince portion of this recipe to create other variations on these keto fruit mince scrolls.
You could make a fruit mince tart. Use your favourite keto pie crust recipe and use the fruit mince as a filling.
We love the keto pie crust recipe from Megan at Mad Creations. I would recommend making the sweet version if you are making fruit mince tarts.
- You can make the fruit mince a day or two ahead of making the scrolls.
- You can make the scroll log the day before and store in the fridge overnight before cutting.
- Be patient and gentle with the fat head dough. It can be fragile. If there are some cracks when rolling just fill the cracks with some dough from the end if needed.
- These are best served by themselves. I enjoy them warm. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes out of the oven and serve warm.
- They are also really enjoyable at room temperature or slightly warmed in the oven. If warming in the oven, wrap in aluminium foil and place in the oven for 10 minutes on 180C/350F.
- They will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also freeze them.
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Keto Fruit Mince Scrolls
These keto fruit mince scrolls are going to be the perfect keto replacement for fruit mince pies this Christmas. The combination of zucchini, walnuts, butter and sweetener create the base to the fruit mince. The spices just make the whole house smell like Christmas!
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- In a medium size saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat
- Add the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, salt and sweetener to the saucepan with the butter. Stir to combine.
- Add the zucchini and the walnuts to the spice mixture and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low to maintain a steady simmer.
- A lot of liquid will come out of the zucchini at the start, as it cooks the liquid will reduce. Cook for 60 minutes stirring occasionally, or until any liquid has thickened. The mixture will be nice and thick. You may need to be patient at this point to get the right consistency.
- Remove saucepan from the heat and add the lemon and orange zest, stir and set mixture aside to cool completely.
- In a bowl combine the almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener, baking powder and salt. Set aside
- In a seperate heatproof bowl, place the mozzarella and cream cheese.
- Microwave the cheeses on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally until completely melted.
- Working quickly, add the dry ingredients and then egg to the cheese, mix with a wooden spoon initially and then your hands. (We find it’s easiest to fully combine the dough with our hands). It may seem like the cheese is not combining with the dry ingredients, but just keep kneading and working it together until completely combined.
- While the dough is still warm, roll out for the scrolls
- Roll out the fathead dough with a rolling pin between 2 sheets of non stick baking paper. Roll into a rectangle, approximately 20cmx40cm, dough sheet.
- Spread the fruit mince out on top of the dough sheet. When spreading the fruit mince out you will want to leave a 2cm edge on one of the long sides.
- Roll the dough from the edge with the fruit mince all the way to the edge. Using the baking paper, roll the dough towards the 2cm edge. The dough will be fragile. Take your time. If you see some cracks forming as you roll, you should be able to push the dough back together. It is pretty forgiving.
- Once rolled, place the log in the fridge for an hour to allow the dough to firm before cutting it.
- Pre heat oven to 180C/350F and line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
- Remove log from fridge and gently slice the log into approximately 2cm discs. You should have 20 scrolls.
- Place the discs onto the baking tray. You will need to do more than one batch on a tray as you want to make sure there is enough room for the scrolls to spread. We did 10 per tray, this will depend on the size of your tray.
- Place baking tray in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Turning the tray around after 10 minutes.
- Once cooked remove from oven and allow to cool on a baking rack for 10-15 minutes before serving.