Keto Apple Pie

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This keto apple pie is the definition of comfort food. Super easy to prepare, this low carb apple pie tastes just like regular apple pie thanks to a secret ingredient.

Keto Apple Pie

As the cold season is just around the corner, what can be better than a delicious apple pie? Yes, you read it right; you can still enjoy an apple pie even if you are following a keto diet using a secret ingredient that will make this pie taste like the regular apple pie.

None of the family thought that this is not actually an apple pie. This sugar-free keto apple pie is one of the best fall season dessert recipes that tastes exactly like traditional pie but has fewer carbs. 

Once you taste this sugar-free low carb apple pie, you will start wondering how it’s possible for this pie that doesn’t contain any apple to taste like it was made with 100% apple filling.

Are Apples Keto-Friendly?

Although it says that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, if you are following a keto diet, you will find that apples are too high in carbs and contain 14g of net carbs per 100g.

Is Apple Pie Keto-Friendly?

No, regular apple pies are not keto-friendly because it’s made with a wheat flour crust, sugar, and apples, which are too high in carbs and sugar for a keto diet.

But fortunately, you can make a sugar-free apple pie by using a secret ingredient that will turn this recipe into an ideal keto dessert for holidays.

What Is Yellow Squash?

Yellow squash is an edible low-carb vegetable that absorbs the flavors of the food it is cooked with. It’s similar to fresh apples in texture and crunch but with significantly fewer carbohydrates.

Why Are You Going To Love This Recipe

  • Made with naturally low-carb ingredients.
  • Taste exactly like the regular apple pie but with fewer carbs.
  • It can be made ahead of time.
  • A slice has only 6g net carbs per serving.
Keto Apple Pie

Keto Apple Pie Ingredients

The ingredients used to create this delicious keto apple pie are incredibly common and easy to find at any grocery store. Here is a list with everything you will need:

For The Keto Apple Pie Filling

  • Yellow Squash – zucchini or chayote can be successfully used as apple replacements on a keto diet. They have a neutral flavor which allows them to absorb all the spices. I used yellow zucchini, but regular feel free to use peeled regular zucchini. 
  • Butter – use unsalted butter, or you can replace it with coconut oil.
  • Sweetener – Use your favorite sweetener to give the pie a hint of sweetness and make it sticky and gooey. I prefer a keto brown sugar alternative for the greatest flavor, but any sweetener will do.
  • Lemon Juice – this ingredient gives the pie a tangy and sweet flavor typical to regular apple pie.
  • Nutmeg – it will give that sweet and spicy flavor specific to holiday desserts.
  • Vanilla and Apple Extract – use the best quality you can find for an intense flavor.
  • Xanthan Gum  to thicken the sugar-free apple pie filling.

For The Apple Pie Crust

Make a double batch of my low carb apple pie crust. You’ll need to par-bake one crust and use the other dough to create the beautiful lattice.

  • Almond Flour – this is one of the best low-carb flour substitutes used to create the best keto pie crust.
  • Sweetener – feel free to use any keto powdered sweetener, such as erythritol, monk fruit, xylitol, or allulose.
  • Butter – use room-temperature unsalted butter, or you can replace it with coconut oil for a dairy-free pie crust.
  • Egg – help everything to bind together.
  • Vanilla Extract – use a high-quality vanilla extract for a better taste.
  • Xanthan Gum – helps the pie crust roll out, preventing breaking it during the rolling process. 
  • Salt – is used to enhance all the flavors.

How To Make Keto Apple Pie

Although it seems like a lot of work to prepare this pie at first, you will see that it is quite easy to make. Here is everything you have to do:

  1. Start by making the pie crust using this recipe that is great for many other pie recipes, like this keto pumpkin pie.
  2. Wash, peel and cut your yellow squash.
  3. Make the pie filling – cook the squash cubes in melted butter until soft. Stir in the sweetener, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with xanthan gum and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thick.
  5. Incorporate vanilla extract and apple extract. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 10-20 minutes. 
  6. Stir in the vanilla extract and set aside.
  7. Assemble the keto apple pie. Add the cooled pie filling over the crust and top with dough strips.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden.

Tips For Making The Best Keto Apple Pie

  • Choose Fresh and Firm Squash or Zucchini: Select yellow squash or zucchini that are fresh and firm. This will ensure a better texture in your filling.
  • Taste and Adjust Sweetness: Taste the filling as you go and adjust the sweetness to your liking. Different brands of sweeteners vary in sweetness, so you may need to add more or less than the recipe suggests.
    Add Citrus Zest:
    Consider adding some lemon or orange zest to the filling for an extra layer of flavor and brightness.
  • Before rolling out the dough, be careful to chill it. If the dough is not cool, it will not roll out.
Keto Apple Pie

Serving Ideas

You can serve this keto apple pie simple as it is, or you can top it with some whipped cream or homemade keto caramel sauce.

Storing Ideas

  • Fridge – You can store this keto apple pie in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Freezer – This keto apple pie can also be stored in the freezer. First, slice your pie and wrap each slice in plastic foil, then store them in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to one month.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Use Instead Of Yellow Squash?

If you can find yellow squash, you can still make this recipe by using zucchini or chayote squash.

Do I Need To Peel The Zucchini?

Yes, you should peel the zucchini since it will have a better texture and be more like an apple after peeling.

More Keto Desserts

Keto Apple Pie

Keto Apple Pie

5 from 3 votes

Prep time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Yelds 12 servings


This keto apple pie is the definition of comfort food. Super easy to prepare, this low carb apple pie tastes just like regular apple pie thanks to a secret ingredient.



  • 2 lbs yellow squash or zucchini diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sweetener
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple extract
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum or 2 tbsp coconut flour


Make the keto apple pie filling

  • Place a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add chopped yellow squash or zucchini slices. Stir in the sweetener, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with xanthan gum and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thick.
  • Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and optional apple extract for extra apple flavor. Allow the filling to cool for 10-20 minutes.

Bake the Keto Apple Pie

  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
  • Transfer the filling into the prepared pie crust.
  • Roll out the second pie crust dough on a lightly floured surface. Cut it into even strips using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife.
  • Create a lattice pattern on top of the pie by weaving the strips over and under each other. This will allow the filling to peek through.
  • Place the assembled pie into the preheated oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the crust looks golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  • Once the pie is done baking, carefully remove it from the oven and allow it to cool completely on a wire rack. This will help the filling set.


If you notice that the edges of the crust start to brown too quickly, you can cover them with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning.
Serve  your keto “apple” pie with homemade whipped cream made with keto-friendly sweeteners or a scoop of keto-friendly ice cream for a delicious dessert.
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Cuisine American
Keyword Keto Apple Pie
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