This easy low-carb Keto Apple Pie will please anyone around your table. Don’t forget the ice cream!
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Appleless apple pie? You bet! By swapping zucchini for the apple in this Keto Mock “Apple” Pie we’ve created a delicious pie that honestly tastes almost exactly like apple pie and is perfect for the keto diet!
We start by making our keto pie crust that we also use in our Keto Pecan Pie and our Keto Pumpkin Pie. It’s flakey, buttery, and holds together perfectly – even enough to pinch the crust and create designs. How awesome is that? We went with a simple leaf design on top but you could even do a lattice top.
Let’s talk about a few tips to help you create the perfect gluten free / keto pie crust:
To make sure your dough holds up it’s insanely important that your dough is COLD so be sure not to skip the chilling of the dough.
Another key component of making the dough texture perfect is by using both almond flour and coconut flour. We love how the two play together to create a delicious flaky crust.
To roll out the dough without it sticking to anything, place the dough onto a sheet of parchment paper and top with another sheet before using s rolling pin to roll it out.
Let it cool completely before slicing with a sharp knife.
Here are a few more answers to common questions?
Why is a pie with zucchini called an apple pie? What’s in Keto Apple Pie Filling?
Well, simply because no one searches for “zucchini pie” and this keto pie is meant to taste just like an apple pie.
Zucchini has a great texture and sweetness to it that it works well for a mock apple pie. We add a bit of lemon juice for the tang that a granny smith apple would typically provide and cook the zucchini down with butter, brown “sugar” (erythritol), powdered erythritol, vanilla, and apple pie spice.
Do I have to use xanthan gum?
We create a thick syrupy texture by adding a pinch of xanthan gum as a thickener. You don’t have to use it but you’ll need to cook down the zucchini a bit more so that the mixture is thicker. Try starting with simmering for 30 minutes instead of 20 if not using xanthan gum.
How do I prevent the crust from burning?
You’ll see in the recipe that we call for carefully wrapping the crust edges in foil after baking for a bit. This allows the rest of the pie to bake without the crust burning to a crisp.
Can I use a normal pie dish?
Yes, you can. Please do note however that this recipe yields a 10.5″ pie so you can either scale the recipe down or use a 10″ pie dish. Also, can we admire this cast iron pie pan for a second? Who knew those existed??
Are there other ways to serve the apple pie filling?
YES!! Here are a few of our favorites:
on top of ice cream
on top of keto waffles or pancakes
in a smoothie – just blend it up with almond or coconut milk…yum!
How many carbs / net carbs are in this Sugar-Free Apple Pie?
There are 13.4g TOTAL carbs and 7.1g NET CARBS per slice. This information does not include ice cream or whipped cream.
This recipe isn’t meant to be a dessert for every day but a dessert for special dinners and holidays like thanksgiving. For reference, a typical slice of apple pie has over 40g of net carbs. We try to keep all of our keto recipes under 10g of net carbs per serving.