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Oh my god, guys – apple pie. Low carb apple pie. Mini low carb apple pie! I KNOW. I really can’t contain my excitement about this one. Pie is by far my favorite dessert, and apple pie at that. So, naturally, with Thanksgiving right around the bend for us here in the states, I needed to find a way to make this amazing dessert a part of the day. And also, a part of all the days this week…because, pie.*
I realize that making mini pies is probably a better decision than a full pie, mostly for portion control reasons, and also…. I definitely impulse bought mini pie pans a while ago, and want to put them to good use!
Recipe notes for baking mini low carb apple pie:
- I used mini pie pans for this, but you could easily use a muffin tin and make tiny little tartlets.
- You could, in theory, double the recipe and put it in a large pie shell, if you really wanted!
- You’ll notice that I used freeze dried apples for this, instead of real apples. This is mostly because it’s easier to control the recipe – you could sub these for real apple in this recipe – just remember not to add water to the filling recipe! I’m not sure how real apples would impact the carb, count either.
- The granulated sweetener I’ve been using for the last few years is from Lakanto. It really is the best one I’ve found in terms of flavor and the fact that it doesn’t upset my stomach (major win). If you decide to purchase through their site, you can save 15% with the code MEATFREEKETO.
- I cut up the freeze dried apples into little cubes in the pies pictured, but for the next batch, I crushed the dehydrated apples. Both produced a pleasant texture – the cubes give it a more traditional feel, while crushing the apples distributes everything more evenly. Your choice!
- Yes, 4.8g is kind of steep – but it’s a pie. :p
- Keep in mind while calculating macros that certain sugar alcohols, like erythritol, should be subtracted from the total carbs!
- While I strive to provide accurate nutrition information, there are variations across brands and types of ingredients. So, if you’re using other brands than those mentioned, your macros may be different. All nutrition info is calculated from the USDA values for each ingredient, unless a brand is specifically mentioned (or no generic listing is available), and are for information purposes only!
Mini Low Carb Apple Pie
For the crust
- 6 tbsp coconut flour (1/4 cup, plus 2 tbsp/42g)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water)
For the filling
- 1/2 cup freeze dried apples
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1/4 cup granulated sweetener (48g)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbsp hot water
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and make the pie crust using the directions found here.
- Press pie crust into 4 mini pie tins.
- Chop up or crush dehydrated apples, and mix in a small bowl with sweetener, cinnamon and pecans/walnuts. Add the 3 tbsp hot water and let sit, until the apples absorb the water and everything is covered by a sweetener/cinnamon syrup.
- Evenly distribute the filing mixture into the pie dishes.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Pull from oven, and let cool before digging in!
*I’m not even going to entertain the whole pie vs. cake thing here. Pie wins hands down.
7 thoughts on “Mini Low Carb Apple Pie”
Can almond flour be used instead of coconut flour to bring down the carb count? Would it be an even substitution? Thanks for the recipe!
Hi Heidi! Good question – while you could use almond flour, it’s much less absorbent than coconut flour, so you would have to double the almond flour for this amount of butter and eggs. Alternatively, you could just use 1 egg, and 1/2 stick (4 tbsp) of butter for 3/4 cups of almond flour! You can always add more almond flour as you go, just in case the dough is a little too wet. 🙂
Do we have to use flax eggs? Not sure what they are
Hi Nicole! A flax egg is just a vegan egg replacer, so you could use whichever egg replacer you prefer. 🙂
Thanks so much, Liz!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Curious before I make this – is 1/2 cup coconut oil accurate for the crust? That seems way to much… is it supposed to be 1/2 Tbsp maybe? When I plug it into my nutrition calculator it is no where close to your numbers. Thanks in advance – excited to try this for 4th of July.
Hi Jess, thank you for pointing this out! You are correct that the 1/2 cup is too much. It should read 1/4 cup. 🙂