Keto Mock Apple Pie

Keto Mock Apple Pie

It’s a delicious keto mock apple pie that uses chayote squash in place of apples. Enjoy a keto apple pie that fits your macros.

I wanted an apple pie for the holidays but knowing that apples aren’t very keto friendly meant I had to get real creative. Enter my recipe for keto mock apple pie, it uses chayote squash in place of apples and coconut crust that will fool your taste buds.

The problem why regular apples can’t be used in a keto apple pie is that they are quite high in sugar and have very little fiber. It’s the reason that a keto diet doesn’t include apples on its list of acceptable low carb fruits.

I must admit that although eating a low carb keto diet has become a lifestyle for us if there is one dessert I miss, is apple pie. I know many of my Paleo friends include apples in their diet, but for those who are insulin resistant, it’s just not an option.

Perfect Mock Apple Pie For The Holidays

In my quest to create the perfect mock apple pie in time for the holidays I began to play around with keto pie crust options. Up until this point I had not even attempted to make a low in carbs crust.

But with my favorite holiday right around the corner, I needed a keto crust if I was going to have a keto mock apple pie in time for Thanksgiving Day.

Enter my recipe for keto coconut flour pie crust. I created the crust using melted butter and coconut flour. And although working with coconut flour is a little tricky it created the closest thing to a traditional flaky crust.

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Thanksgiving Day Traditions

Thanksgiving Day is hands down my favorite holiday, probably because it’s less commercialized.

Besides the obvious opportunity to feast on holiday fare, I love that it makes us pause to give thanks together. What better way to celebrate all of God’s blessings?

Having a heart of gratitude makes for a happier life in my book. I am a believer that we should be grateful every day. Let’s face it though with the horrid schedules most have, taking the time to share a holiday is not only a lovely gesture but it helps recharge emotional batteries too.

The other aspect I love about this holiday is that it’s wrapped up with so special traditions. Whether it’s a favorite activity or a dish that only makes an appearance once a year, Thanksgiving Day is a beautiful reminder of all things that truly matter.

Coming Up With A Keto Substitute For Apples

Keeping my love of apples in mind, you must imagine how excited I was when I accidentally figured out how to use chayote squash as an apple substitute. I may not be the only one doing this, but I had not heard of it prior to this discovery. Insert happy dance!

I know some other brilliant low carb bakers have used zucchini squash as an apple substitute, but I personally feel the texture is too mushy and watery for my taste. Which is why I kept searching for a better alternative.

If you follow the blog regularly you know I had already used chayote squash for my “mock” apple cobbler with great success. However, this stubborn girl wanted a pie.

I especially wanted to perfect my “apple” pie before Thanksgiving Day. Pies have always been part of our family’s Thanksgiving treat traditions and this year I was determined to come up with an option that could truly pass for apple.

I was thrilled with the results of this low carb mock apple pie and I am looking forward to sharing it during the holiday season.

If you are wondering why I added cream of tartar to the pie filling, it’s because it adds tartness to the filling. Trust me you want to add it to your chayote squash filling.

*PLEASE NOTE: Raw chayote exudes a sticky sap when peeled that can potentially cause skin irritation. We recommend that you wear gloves when peeling just to be on the safe side.

Keto Mock Apple Pie
Keto Mock Apple Pie

Keto Mock Apple Pie Ingredients

  • 5 chayote squash
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • ¾ cup of sugar substitute (I used Swerve)
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt

Keto Pie Crust Ingredients

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoon of sugar substitute

Keto Pie Crust Directions

  1. Melt 1 cup of unsalted butter and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the coconut flour, sugar substitute, sea salt and set aside.
  3. Next, to the dry ingredients add the cooled melted butter and 4 eggs one at a time.
  4. Mix all the dry and wet ingredients just until the crust forms.
  5. Divide the pie crust dough in half so that you have a top and bottom crust.
  6. Using a rolling pin roll out each dough half between two large sheets of parchment paper. Set aside.
  7. Transfer one crust into an 8-inch pie pan. Being careful to smooth out any cracks.
  8. Once the pie filling is added to the bottom pie crust you can top the pie with the second crust.
  9. If the pie crust cracks simply press the dough together. Although the crust is fragile it is very forgiving and cracks come together easily.

Keto Mock Apple Pie Directions

  1. Boil the chayotes whole until tender about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Peel and slice the chayote squash.
  3. Place the peeled and sliced chayotes in a large bowl and add the sugar substitute, lemon juice, sea salt, and cinnamon powder, cream of tartar. Combine well.
  4. Pour the chayote mixture into the prepared pie crust.
  5. Dot the pie with the butter slices by placing it on top of the filling.
  6. Top the pie with the other pie crust.
  7. Press the edges around the pie with the tines of a fork to seal the two crusts together. Cut slits on the pie to allow to vent.
  8. Bake the pie at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

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Keto Mock Apple Pie

Keto Mock Apple Pie

Yields 10

A recipe for keto mock apple pie that uses chayote squash in place of apples and features a coconut flour double crust.

40 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

1 hr, 20 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 5 chayote squash
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • ¾ cup of sugar substitute (I use Swerve)
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, sliced thinly
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • Crust
  • 1 cup (2 sticks of butter melted and cooled)
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoon of sugar substitute

Instructions

    Keto Crust
  1. Melt the 1 cup of unsalted butter and allow to cool. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the coconut flour, sugar substitute, salt.
  3. To the dry ingredients add the cooled melted butter and 4 eggs.
  4. Mix all the ingredients just until dough forms.
  5. Divide dough in half to make the top and bottom of the pie crust.
  6. Roll out each dough half between two sheets of parchment paper. Set aside.
  7. Transfer one crust into a 8 inch pie pan. Being careful to smooth out any cracks.
  8. Note the pie crust will be fragil but the dough easily comes together by pressing it.
  9. Filling
  10. Boil the chayotes whole, peel and slice. (Cook till tender about 15-20 minutes)
  11. Place the peeled and sliced chayotes in a large bowl and add the sugar substitute, lemon juice, sea salt and cinnamon powder. Combine well.
  12. Assembling Your Keto "Mock" Apple Pie
  13. Pour the chayote mixture into the prepared pie crust.
  14. Dot the pie with the butter slices by placing it on top of the filling.
  15. Top the pie with the other pie crust.
  16. Press the edges around the pie with the tines of a fork to seal the two crusts together. Cut slits on pie to allow to vent.
  17. Bake the pie at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Tags

Cuisines
American
Courses
Dessert
Cooking
Baking
Diet
vegetarian
pescetarian
Keto
Allergy
gluten free
soy free
wheat free
peanut free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free
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https://www.fittoservegroup.com/low-carb-apple-pie/

Nutrition

Calories

3132 cal

Fat

292 g

Carbs

143 g

Protein

12 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 155.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.3g 27%
Saturated Fat 10.5g 53%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 4.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 0.4g
Protein 3g 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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19 Comments

  1. just checking on the amount of butter--if it is 1 cup is that 2 sticks instead of four?
     
  2. This low carb was delicious !! It will be on my Thanksgiving dinner table!!!!
     
  3. Humm! I will need to try this. I have never tried chayote squash - hope I can find it in Oregon. I had to google it to see what it looks like. I read that it is nutritious and low carb (4 carbs per cup). I also read that it is high in water content, so does this make the pie very liquidy?
     
  4. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THIS....HOW DOES IT TASTE? SOMETHING, MAYBE FOR US TO CHECK OUT? :)
     
  5. Really the first time seeing a substitute for APPLES! Can some tell the difference?
     
  6. I have made “mock Apple pie” using zucchini for years. Zucchini may be easier on the budget for some folks (me!).
     
    • Hi Dupie, Yes zucchini is an option but it gets a little mushy for my liking but that's just my little opinion. Do what works best for you and helps you stay the keto course.
       
  7. Chayote squashes are very common in Brazil and my mom made me eat chayote squash growing up, mostly just steamed, but sometimes she would try to trick me and bread/deep fry it or make chayote souffle, dice it or cream it for soups, spiralize as noodles, you name it... but no matter how she disguised it I could always tell I was about to eat those things and I just couldn't eat it without crying and begging to be spared.No mom, they don't replace potato! They're also very common and apparently quite a delicacy in french-creole cuisine. I think they called it christophine or something like that. Ugh! So yeah, I have issues when I look at them. But I miss apple pies so very much! I was about to try the zucchini method, which to me just sounded wrong, but came upon this and one other recipe calling for chayote squashes and suddenly I found myself buying them. I'm only using 3 though because 5 seemed like a lot of trauma to overcome at once. We have a great chain of fresh produce in Chicago called Cermak produce that always carries the freshest stuff, including those green, scary squashes. Walmart always had them, if I remember correctly, just a little more sad looking. Anyway, I'm heading to the kitchen now to face those beasts. Definitely wearing gloves... that sap is nasty. Also, my mom says it's really easy to grow chayote squashes. Just plant the thing thin side up leaving an inch or so above the ground and provide support. In the right climate, she says it will thrive and give you squashes non-stop.
     
  8. Diane MacKinder
    Hi there Wondering if I need to blind bake the bottom. Crust first slightly before adding filling to prevent soggy bottom or is this not necessary? Thx Diane
     

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