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Keto Mock Apple Crumble – Low Carb/Gluten-Free

Enjoy this Keto mock apple crumble and you’ll never even miss the apples! It’s made with Chayote squash as a Low Carb substitute for apples and topped with a gluten-free streusel crumble.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Calories: 285kcal
Author: Keto Cooking Christian





  • Wash, peel, core and dice the chayote squash. Heat a pot or large skillet to low and melt the butter. Add in the squash and toss to coat. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Add in the rest of the filling ingredients and stir to combine. I prefer using this silicone spoon, so nothing sticks to it! Continue cooking for 10 more minutes, covered or until fork tender. Before moving onto the next step, taste the filling mixture for sweetness. If you want it sweeter, add in more Swerve confectioners at this time.
  • Add the almond flour, pecans, appel pie spice and Swerve into a mixing bowl and mix them together. Then pour the melted butter over the top and mix until well combined. Once you add the butter, you’ll see the crumbles will start to form.
  • Pour the filling into a 9″x 9″ glass or ceramic baking dish that’s been sprayed with nonstick spray (I use coconut oil). Smooth the filling out into one even layer. Add in the crumble topping over the top, distributing it evenly.
  • Place on the lower 1/3 rack of your oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the topping is slightly golden. If the crumble topping starts getting too dark, text it with foil and continue baking. Store leftovers in the fridge for several days or freeze.


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g