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Our Keto “Apple” Hand Pies Have 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:

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 6 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 tablespoon Swerve granular
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cold cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 egg

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 Flaky 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 a fried pie, 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 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!

Nutritional Information

Yield: 6 pies, Serving Size: 1 pie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245, Total Carbohydrates: 11g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar Alcohols: 1g, Net Carbohydrates: 5g, Total Fat: 21g, Protein: 3g

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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 these fried “apple” hand pies are low-carb and keto! 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 pies low carb?

The all-mighty Jicama! This versatile vegetable is commonly used as a keto-friendly potato replacement but when sweetened with Swerve and cinnamon, it mimics the taste and texture of an apple. How cool!

low carb fruit pie

Hip Recipe Tips:

    • 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 flaky crust.
    • To make the Fruit Pies in an Air Fryer: Spray 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 pie, try out blackberries and raspberries. YUM!

jicama cut up on cutting board

jicama sautéed in pan

pie filling

putting filling into pie crust

pinching sides to close pie crust

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 to a delicious keto-friendly treat that will have family and friends guessing the secret ingredient!

Ingredients

Flaky Keto Dough:

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 6 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 tablespoon Swerve granular
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cold cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 egg

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 Flaky 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 a fried pie, 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 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!

Nutritional Information

Yield: 6 pies, Serving Size: 1 pie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245, Total Carbohydrates: 11g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar Alcohols: 1g, Net Carbohydrates: 5g, Total Fat: 21g, Protein: 3g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

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 fried hand pies after they’ve tasted the deliciousness. I bet they’ll be shocked to hear it’s, in fact, a vegetable!


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

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