Our “Apple” Keto Pie Recipe Ditches the Pie Dish & Has a Secret Ingredient

Keto "Apple" Hand Pies

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES

cook time: 60 MINUTES

total time: 2 HOURS 10 MINUTES

Ingredients

Flaky Keto Dough:

Filling:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons Swerve granular
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups chopped jicama (no larger than 1/4" cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Directions

1

To make the dough:

In a large bowl, add the almond flour, coconut flour, xanthan gum, Swerve, and cinnamon, then whisk together.

2

If using a food processor:

Add all dry ingredients to food processor. Add cold butter and cold cream cheese and pulse several times to create a crumbly dough.

Without a food processor:

Use a pastry blender or a fork to blend in cold butter and cold cream cheese into the dry ingredients until a crumbly texture forms.

3

Add in the egg and cold water, mixing until a dough ball has formed. This will separate a bit which is fine as it's a flaky crust. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator.

4

Remove dough from the fridge and roll out between two pieces of parchment paper. For the best texture, you will want to get it as thin as you can. Cut out 3"-4" circles and place them on a baking sheet.

5

Place the baking sheet in the fridge to chill while preparing the filling.

6

To make the "fruit" filling:

Melt the butter in a saucepan over low-medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add in Swerve, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk until Swerve has dissolved, about 2 minutes.

7

Add in 2 cups of chopped jicama, lemon juice, water, and vanilla over low heat with a covered lid and let simmer for 40 minutes. Jicama should be softened but will still have a slight crunch. Stir occasionally.

8

To bake the hand pies:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

9

Spoon one spoonful of cooled jicama filling on a pie crust. Cover with another pie crust circle and pinching the sides to seal up the pie.

10

Once all pies are made, add a small slit in the top to let air escape while baking. Bake for 20 minutes.

11

Serve the hand pies by themselves or with your favorite keto ice cream. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 pies, Serving Size: 1 pie
Amount Per Serving: 293 Calories | 25.5g Fat | 16.5g Total Carbs | 7g Fiber | 2.2g Sugar | 4.2g Sugar Alcohol | 5.8g Protein | 5.3g Net Carbs

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Fall is calling and we’re answering with this “apple”-filled keto pie recipe!

adding "fruit" to keto pie dough

This keto snack bends all the traditional rules.

A flaky crust, some sweet “fruity” filling… we can’t believe this keto pie recipe doesn’t contain any actual apple! Want to know our secret? Read on to see the clever ingredient that made our fruit filling keto hack possible.

jicama chunks on cutting board

So how did we make a fruit filling while still keeping these mini apple keto pies low carb?

The all-mighty jicama! This versatile vegetable is commonly used as a keto-friendly potato replacement. Jicama has so many different uses. We’ve used them in our keto Pico de Gallo recipe, our keto “potato” salad, and even these keto wontons.

When jicama is sweetened with Swerve and cinnamon, it also mimics the taste and texture of an apple. Once you sauté the jicama in the mix of spices, it really seals the deal as cinnamon “apples” that are used in apple pie. How cool!

jicama cut up on cutting board

adding spices

fresh lemon juice squeezed

sautéing jicama

jicama sautéed in pan keto pie recipe

pie dough keto pie recipe

rolled out dough keto pie recipe

putting filling into pie crust

pinching sides to close pie crust keto pie recipe

keto jicama fried pie


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Keto "Apple" Hand Pies

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES

cook time: 60 MINUTES

total time: 2 HOURS 10 MINUTES

Flaky crust and an unusual non-fruit filling are the components of a delicious keto-friendly treat that will have family and friends guessing the secret ingredient!

Ingredients

Flaky Keto Dough:

Filling:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons Swerve granular
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups chopped jicama (no larger than 1/4" cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Directions

1

To make the dough:

In a large bowl, add the almond flour, coconut flour, xanthan gum, Swerve, and cinnamon, then whisk together.

2

If using a food processor:

Add all dry ingredients to food processor. Add cold butter and cold cream cheese and pulse several times to create a crumbly dough.

Without a food processor:

Use a pastry blender or a fork to blend in cold butter and cold cream cheese into the dry ingredients until a crumbly texture forms.

3

Add in the egg and cold water, mixing until a dough ball has formed. This will separate a bit which is fine as it's a flaky crust. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator.

4

Remove dough from the fridge and roll out between two pieces of parchment paper. For the best texture, you will want to get it as thin as you can. Cut out 3"-4" circles and place them on a baking sheet.

5

Place the baking sheet in the fridge to chill while preparing the filling.

6

To make the "fruit" filling:

Melt the butter in a saucepan over low-medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add in Swerve, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk until Swerve has dissolved, about 2 minutes.

7

Add in 2 cups of chopped jicama, lemon juice, water, and vanilla over low heat with a covered lid and let simmer for 40 minutes. Jicama should be softened but will still have a slight crunch. Stir occasionally.

8

To bake the hand pies:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

9

Spoon one spoonful of cooled jicama filling on a pie crust. Cover with another pie crust circle and pinching the sides to seal up the pie.

10

Once all pies are made, add a small slit in the top to let air escape while baking. Bake for 20 minutes.

11

Serve the hand pies by themselves or with your favorite keto ice cream. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 pies, Serving Size: 1 pie
Amount Per Serving: 293 Calories | 25.5g Fat | 16.5g Total Carbs | 7g Fiber | 2.2g Sugar | 4.2g Sugar Alcohol | 5.8g Protein | 5.3g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

jicama sticks

Hip Tips for this handheld keto pie recipe with a sweet apple filling:

  • To soften jicama quicker after chopping, microwave the jicama chunks for about 4 minutes before adding them to the saucepan.
  • Egg washing the tops of the pies before baking helps result in a golden flaky crust.
  • To make the Fruit Pies in an Air Fryer: Spray the bottom of your air fryer to prevent sticking. Cook at 300 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Don’t limit yourself to just jicama! For a berry keto hand pie, try out blackberries and raspberries. YUM!

fried pies on plate

What a surprisingly fruity low-carb hand pie… without the fruit!

Ask your friends and family to guess the secret ingredient of our keto hand pies after they’ve tasted the deliciousness. I bet they’ll be shocked to hear it’s, in fact, a vegetable! I bet your non-keto friends won’t even be able to tell the difference in taste.


Love desserts as much as I do? Try out this easy keto ice cream!


About the writer:

Ashley Mott is a keto recipe developer and has over 2 years of experience as a content creator. She studied design and historic preservation. She has always loved testing new and innovative recipes.


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