This Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe makes delicious strawberry-filled pastries. These pastries can be part of a low-carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, diabetic, or Banting diet.

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The smell of strawberries always takes me home to the days of picking up dozens of baskets of strawberries from a friend of ours. This friend had a strawberry patch so prolific she probably could have supplied the whole town with mountains of berry goodness.

We would load up the back seat of our VW bug and my job was to sit with them and keep them from spilling all over the floor. This job, of course, came with benefits. My berry-stained hands and the juice dripping down my chin told the story about the inventory shrinkage that happened on the way home.

Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-served on a plate.

We would spend the next day in the kitchen making jam and strawberry sauce. I wasn’t crazy about hulling the strawberries, (except that it gave me the chance to pop yet a few more in my mouth when my mother wasn’t looking), but I loved making the jam. The best part was when my mom skimmed off the foam from the top and put in a bowl. I ate the foam by the spoonful, letting the sweet strawberry goodness melt in my mouth. 

Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-taking a bite.

Strawberry jam was the inspiration for this recipe. While I no longer eat jam by the spoonful, I still love the idea of enjoying it in a low-carb way. These pastries are made with a slightly sweetened mozzarella dough modeled after the dough I used for the bear claws. Inside, is a jam-like strawberry filling.

I ate one of these pastries for breakfast this morning and couldn’t decide if I liked the filling or the pastry dough more. I licked out a bit of the filling and contemplated the rush of strawberry. Then I tore off a bit of pastry and savored the sweetness. The next thing I knew, I looked down at the plate and there were just a few crumbs and a smear of filling. Not sure where the pastry went! I nibbled up the crumbs and licked the ruby syrup off the plate and still couldn’t decide. I think I need another. Let me know which one you like best! Enjoy!

-Annissa

Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-broken in half.
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Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe

This Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe makes delicious strawberry-filled pastries. These pastries can be part of a low-carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, diabetic, or Banting diet.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 360 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher

Ingredients

For the strawberry filling:

For the pastry dough:

Instructions

For the strawberry filling:

  1. In a small (about 1 1/2 quart) saucepan, whisk together the two tablespoons of sweetener and the xanthan gum.

    sweetener and xanthan gum
  2. Slowly add the lemon juice and the water, whisking between additions. Add the sliced strawberries.

    Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-Strawberries cooking.
  3. Place pan over medium low heat. Bring mixture to as simmer, stirring frequently. Turn heat to low. Simmer until mixture has thickened and is jam-like. Set aside while making the dough.

For the pastry dough:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Have a rolling pin, a baking sheet, and two sheets of parchment (about 18" long) within reach.

  2. In a large, heavy saucepan, whisk together the almond flour, granulated stevia/erythritol blend, xanthan gum, and baking powder.

    Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-dry ingredients for dough.
  3. Whisk in the egg and the vanilla extract. Mixture will not be completely blended.

    Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-After adding egg and vanilla.
  4. Stir in the mozzarella.

    Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-adding the mozzarella.
  5. Place saucepan over low heat. Heat, stirring constantly, until cheese melts and the mixture becomes a dough.

    Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-Melted mozzarella
  6. Turn dough out onto one of the sheets of parchment. Shape into a thick rectangle. 

    Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-dough rectangle.
  7. Cover dough with the other sheet of parchment. Roll out dough into a rectangle, about 9" X 12". Remove the top sheet of parchment and use it to line the baking sheet.

    Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-Rolled out dough.
  8. Cut the dough in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise to create eight equal rectangles. 

    Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-Dough cut.
  9. Spoon the strawberry filling in the middle of four of the sections, being careful not to get too close to the edges. Leave about 1/2 inch of the  uncovered. 

    Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-Filling on the dough.
  10. Cover the strawberry covered sections with the other four rectangles of dough. 

    Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-Covered filling.
  11. Using a fork, press down on the edges to form a seal. Place the pastries on the prepared baking sheet. 

    Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-Edges crimped.
  12. Using a sharp knife, cut holes in the top so steam can vent while they bake. Be sure the holes go all the way through the dough. Otherwise, they will pop open at the seams while they bake.

    Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-vent slits cut.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for 19-22 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Check them frequently, because the bottoms will burn quickly. Remove from oven. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes before enjoying. Store any leftovers refrigerated in an airtight container.

    Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe-baked.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 pastry

Per serving:

Calories: 360

Carbs (g): 10

Fiber (g): 4

Protein (g): 20

Net Carbs (g): 6

Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Strawberry Pastries Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 pastry)
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 406mg18%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 450%9%
Vitamin C 19%23%
Calcium 360%36%
Iron 1.6%9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.