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Low Carb Keto Apple Pie with

A low carb way to make a delicious apple pie that's completely sugar free and gluten free!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Canadian, French
Keyword apple pie recipe, chayote apple pie, keto apple pie, low carb apple pie, low carb pie crust, mock apple pie, pie crust recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 10 servings
Calories 274kcal
Author Ashley

Ingredients

Pie Crust

Egg wash

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water

Apple Pie Filling

Instructions

Pie Crust

  • This recipe is for a DOUBLE PIE CRUST.
  • In a food processor, add all of the dry ingredients. Give it a couple of stirs with the pulse button until all of the ingredients are nicely blended together.
  • Add the eggs and cream cheese to the food processor and press the high button. Let it mix until a smooth ball forms. This should take 10-30 seconds. The cream cheese should be completely mixed and there shouldn't be any chunks left.
  • Take the batter out of the food processor and place in a plastic bag or Ziploc. Remove the air and seal the bag. Put it in the fridge and chill for a minimum of one hour.
  • Once chilled, separate the dough into two. Cover the 2nd ball and put it back in the fridge.
    A chilled keto pie crust ready to be rolled out.
  • Form a ball with your hands and place on top of a parchment paper. Cover the top of the ball with a second piece of parchment paper.
  • Start rolling out the dough with a rolling pin until you have a circle big enough for a 9"/23cm pie plate.
  • Peel the top parchment paper and you'll have yourself a nice big circle.
    Carefully lift the dough with the bottom parchment paper still attached to it and flip it over to the pie plate.
  • With your hands, stick the dough properly to the plate and then carefully peel the paper off.
  • With a knife, cut the extra dough that's going over the plate.

For the top crust

  • Repeat the same steps as the bottom steps, but feel free to cut some dough off, make designs with cookie cutters or make a lattice pie crust. Just remember to WORK FAST. If you're going to make designs, the dough doesn't work very well when it's getting warm so you must work fast. If your dough gets too sticky, make a ball again, wrap it back in plastic and chill it in the fridge one more time.

Apple Pie Filling

  • For this step, either wear plastic gloves or do everything under running warm water. Peel the chayote, cut in half, remove the car and slice into 5mm/0.2" slices.
  • Add the chayote to a large pot of water. Let it come to boil and boil for 10 minutes or until the chayote is fork-tender.
    Drain the water out and add the sliced chayote back to the pot.
  • Add the rest of the apple pie filling into the pot. Cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes until the sweetener starts to bubble and stick to the chayote. Turn off the heat.
    How to prepare chayote squash low carb apple pie filling.

Assemble the pie.

  • Add the filling to the bottom crust.
  • Add the top crust over (with the help of the parchment paper) and peel the parchment paper off.
    Steps showing how to make a keto apple pie recipe.
  • Cut some holes in the middle for the steam to escape in the oven.

Egg wash

  • Mix the egg and water in a small bowl.
  • Brush the egg wash all over the top pie crust. Place it in the oven and bake for 30 minutes at 180C/350F.
    Take it out of the oven and let it cool for a good 10-15 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Make sure to chill the dough for minimum one hour before rolling out.
  • Make sure to work quickly as the dough will be harder to handle as it gets warmer.
  • Don't forget the cream cheese, nor the egg, as they're both essential ingredients.
  • Instead of almond flour, you can use any other type of nut flour.  
  • Instead of xanthan gum, you can use guar gum.
  • You can freeze the finished pie, but I wouldn't recommend freezing it if you're making a wet kind of pie like a fruit pie as the bottom crust will get pretty soggy from the wet filling and the frozenness of the freezer.
  • Make sure to either wear gloves or cut the chayote under running water.
  • Make sure to peel the chayote before or else it'll feel like you're eating hard plastic paper.
  • Instead of chayote, you can use zucchini or apples obviously with a higher carb count.
  • Instead of Lakanto Golden, you can use Sukrin Gold.
  • Instead of Xanthan gum, you can use guar gum.  For higher carb options, you can use arrowroot flour or tapioca starch.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Potassium: 154mg | NET CARBS: 6.86g | Sugar: 3.38g | Fiber: 6.7g | Sodium: 392mg | Calories: 274kcal | Cholesterol: 47mg | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.23g | Saturated Fat: 3.61g | Fat: 22.19g | Protein: 10.44g | Carbohydrates: 13.56g