Keto Apple Pie
Craving an apple pie with a flakey, buttery crust and sweet apple filling while on your keto diet? This keto apple pie recipe looks and tastes just like a traditional apple pie, but without all of the carbs and sugar. With squash and apple pie flavoring, you can’t even taste the difference!
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Keto Pie Crust Ingredients
Keto Apple Pie Filling Ingredients
Keto Apple Pie Directions
Cut butter in to dry ingredients for keto pie crust
To a food processor, add almond flour, coconut flour, xanthan gum and salt. Give a quick pulse to combine. Add chilled cubed butter and cream cheese. For the flakiest low carb pie crust, freeze the butter for 30 minutes before use. Pulse until coarse crumbles form.
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Xanthan gum
- Unsalted butter
- Cream cheese
Add remaining pie crust ingredients
Add egg and vinegar to crumbled pie dough. Pulse until combined and a dough ball forms. Don't over mix or the butter may melt. Divide dough into two balls (one ball using 2/3 of the dough for the bottom layer, one ball using 1/3 the dough for the top. Wrap pie crust dough in plastic wrap, flatten into a disc shape and refrigerate for one hour or freeze for 10 minutes. This helps to keep the butter flecks from melting while we roll out the pie dough.
Roll out bottom pie dough
Place the larger chilled pie dough in between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out dough to a flat circle. Start rolling from the center and work your way out in all directions. If the parchment paper crumbles beneath the dough, either carefully stretch the paper out or flip the parchment paper sandwich and stretch out the paper. Continue rolling until dough is 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and your circle is at least an inch wider on all edges than the pie pan you want to use. Add pie dough to your pie plate and flute the edges. Place pie crust in freezer or refrigerator while you work on the keto apple pie filling.
Cook the 'apples'
To a large skillet over medium-high heat, add butter and zucchini or chayote slices.
Cinnamon spice and everything sweet
Sprinkle in sugar free sweetener, cinnamon, allspice and salt. Continue to cook until squash has softened (10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of your squash).
- Sugar-free sweetener
Thicken the pie filling
Sprinkle in arrowroot powder and xanthan gum. Cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice) and apple flavoring. Set aside and let cool.
- Arrowroot powder
- Xanthan Gum
Assemble sugar-free apple pie
Add the keto apple pie filling to your pie pan on top of the bottom crust.
Top filling with pie crust
Roll out the second layer of pie crust similar to step 3. Place on top of pie filling or cut out lattice strips and drape on top. Brush top crust with egg wash. If covering pie with whole layer of pie crust, cut slits in the top crust to allow for steam to vent.
- Egg wash
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown.