Keto Apple Crisp
Keto “Apple” Crisp
Keto Apple Crisp is the perfect keto recipe for the holiday season. It tastes exactly like warm delicious apple pie. At only 4 carbs per serving, you don’t have to feel any shame about a little indulgence during these cold wintery days. It’s easy to make and doesn’t require any of those expensive keto “flours.” Give it a try and you will not be disappointed.
Keto Apple Pie?
You may be wondering how you could create a keto dessert that tastes just like apple pie? The answer is chayote squash. Chayote squash originated in Central America. It’s low in carbs and high in fiber and doesn’t have a strong taste. Much like cauliflower, it’s lack of taste makes it perfect for reformating for our low carb purposes. It will take on the taste of whatever you flavor it with. So, if you have an amazing apple pie seasoning mix, that chayote is going to be tasting pretty damn good. Luckily, I also happen to have an amazing apple pie seasoning mix. One that I borrowed from my mom’s recipe drawer. Thanks, mom!
Keto Apple Pie or Apple Crisp
With all this talk of apple pie, you might be wondering why I instead made a Keto “Apple” Crisp? Two reasons. One, you can get by without using keto “flours” when you make a crisp instead of a pie. I’m not totally against all the low carb “flours” but, I like to try to get by without them. I’m not going to get into my long diatribe about keto “flours” and seasonal eating and this, that, and the other. I’ve aired the argument in other recipes. The second reason is that it makes this recipe a whole lot easier to make. I don’t think you’re missing out on anything by not having a pie. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t want an apple crumble or crisp because it wasn’t a pie.
Chayote Keto Apple Crisp Technique
This recipe is pretty straightforward. There are two things I’d like to point out so that there are no surprises on your end. First, when you cut or peel raw chayote it gives off a bit of a slimy juice. Some people wear latex gloves when handling the raw squash. I didn’t care and wore no protection. Secondly, chayote can give off a lot of water, even after they’re boiled. Be sure to drain and dry them after you boil them. I also but xanthan gum in the seasoning mixture to further thicken up the juices. If you leave the xanthan gum out, the recipe will still work, BUT, there may be some extra juice in the bottom of the pan. However, the Keto Apple Crisp will still taste great.