keto apple pie
AuthorStephanie Lodge
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Apple Pie on the keto diet? Yep, you read that right. You can have this Keto Apple Pie without any worry of going over your carb intake for the day.

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Yields12 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time1 hr 10 minsTotal Time1 hr 35 mins
Crust
 3 ¾ cups almond flour
 ½ tsp salt
 2 tbsp water
Filling
 6 tbsp lemon juice
 2 tsp cinnamon
 5 medium yellow squash (6 cups diced into ½ inch pieces)
 ½ tsp maple extract
Filling
1

In a small bowl, whisk the gelatin powder with 3 tablespoons (44 mL) lemon juice. Set aside to bloom.

2

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

3

Add the Monk Fruit, lemon juice and cinnamon. When the gelatin mix has thickened, whisk it into the pan until dissolved.

4

Add the diced squash to the pan. Bring to a simmer.

5

Simmer over medium heat for about 30-40 minutes, until the squash is soft and the mixture has thickened.

6

Stir in the maple extract.

7

Set the filling aside to cool until no hotter than lukewarm, at least 20 minutes.

Crust
8

While preparing the crust, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

9

Line the bottom of a 9 inch round pie pan with parchment paper, or grease well.

10

In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, sweetener and salt.

11

Stir in the melted butter and egg until well combined.

12

Add the gelatin powder and water, and use a hand mixer to combine.

13

Divide the dough in half. Take one half and press into the lined pie pan, including the bottom and going up the sides. Set the 2nd half of the dough aside.

14

Bake the crust in the oven for about 12 minutes, until golden brown.

15

When done, let it sit and cool for about 15 minutes before adding the filling.

16

Place the other half of the dough between two pieces of parchment paper.

17

Use a rolling pin over the parchment paper to roll out to a circle slightly larger than the top of the pie pan, for the crust.

Final Steps
18

Once the crust and filling are both prepared, preheat the oven once more to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

19

Making sure they’re both cooled, transfer the filling to the crust.

20

Using the bottom piece of parchment paper that the dough is sitting on, carefully transfer it to the top of the pie and flip over quickly to cover the pie.

21

Gently peel off the parchment paper from the dough and cut off any unwanted edges.

22

Cut 4 slits in the center of the pie.

23

Bake for 20 minutes until the edges are brown. Take out the pie and cover with foil for an additional 10-15 minutes until the top is golden brown.

24

Let it cool before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice

Servings 12

6.1g
Net Carbs

Amount Per Serving
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36.5g57%
Total Carbohydrate 11.1g4%
Protein 9.9g20%

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

Ingredients

Crust
 3 ¾ cups almond flour
 ½ tsp salt
 2 tbsp water
Filling
 6 tbsp lemon juice
 2 tsp cinnamon
 5 medium yellow squash (6 cups diced into ½ inch pieces)
 ½ tsp maple extract

Directions

Filling
1

In a small bowl, whisk the gelatin powder with 3 tablespoons (44 mL) lemon juice. Set aside to bloom.

2

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

3

Add the Monk Fruit, lemon juice and cinnamon. When the gelatin mix has thickened, whisk it into the pan until dissolved.

4

Add the diced squash to the pan. Bring to a simmer.

5

Simmer over medium heat for about 30-40 minutes, until the squash is soft and the mixture has thickened.

6

Stir in the maple extract.

7

Set the filling aside to cool until no hotter than lukewarm, at least 20 minutes.

Crust
8

While preparing the crust, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

9

Line the bottom of a 9 inch round pie pan with parchment paper, or grease well.

10

In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, sweetener and salt.

11

Stir in the melted butter and egg until well combined.

12

Add the gelatin powder and water, and use a hand mixer to combine.

13

Divide the dough in half. Take one half and press into the lined pie pan, including the bottom and going up the sides. Set the 2nd half of the dough aside.

14

Bake the crust in the oven for about 12 minutes, until golden brown.

15

When done, let it sit and cool for about 15 minutes before adding the filling.

16

Place the other half of the dough between two pieces of parchment paper.

17

Use a rolling pin over the parchment paper to roll out to a circle slightly larger than the top of the pie pan, for the crust.

Final Steps
18

Once the crust and filling are both prepared, preheat the oven once more to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

19

Making sure they’re both cooled, transfer the filling to the crust.

20

Using the bottom piece of parchment paper that the dough is sitting on, carefully transfer it to the top of the pie and flip over quickly to cover the pie.

21

Gently peel off the parchment paper from the dough and cut off any unwanted edges.

22

Cut 4 slits in the center of the pie.

23

Bake for 20 minutes until the edges are brown. Take out the pie and cover with foil for an additional 10-15 minutes until the top is golden brown.

24

Let it cool before serving.

Keto Apple Pie

Discussion

  1. C Whalen Johnson says:

    Just a thought. I get confused when I see a recipe for Apple pie with no apples in it. Why not just call it Squash pie or something like “Summer Squash Sweet Pie”. To call it Apple Pie just masks what it is you are trying to do. Keto is a life style not just a “diet”.

    Thanks,
    Colleen

    1. Hi, Colleen! It’s called apple pie because it tastes just like apple pie. If someone is searching for a keto-friendly apple pie recipe, they’ll search for that, not for squash pie. We want to make sure we are presenting delicious dessert alternatives to ask many people as possible 🙂
      As for your comment about keto being a lifestyle not a diet, we completely agree. For some individuals, finding recipe alternatives like these are what helps make keep keto a lifestyle. In order to make keto sustainable for many people, they need keto-friendly dessert alternatives. If you don’t need this to make this a lifestyle that’s wonderful!

      1. Tim says:

        I agree – it should be called Apple, cuz that’s what people are looking for. (Who would look for squash pie?). Tastes like apple, but Keto approved — That’s the goal. btw, i made some Apple Cider Donuts using no apples, but apple flavoring – you’d swear there were apples in it … but w/o the carbs. ;-). Thanks for the recipe.

  2. April says:

    Are the squash supposed to be peeled before dicing?

    1. Hi, April. Yes, please peel the squash before dicing.

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