The keto apple crumble is a delicious tasting keto crumble recipe. While this recipe is not prepare with real apples, it is prepared with a really good keto apple substitute. This keto apple crumble recipe is prepared with a mirliton (chayote). This is a type of green squash that has the texture and color of a green apple! So, visually and texturally it is a really good substitute for this keto apple crumble.
If you are on a basic low carb diet, the recipe works all the same with a fresh green apple. Instead of 6 net carbs per serving, you will end up with 10 net carbs per serving.
The keto apple crumble is initially prepared with butter, spice, monk fruit, and mirliton.
- Butter – An unsalted butter is used to start sautéing the mirliton.
- Spice – Since this is a keto apple crumble, an apple pie spice is used to flavor the mirliton.
- Monk Fruit – The monk fruit is added to start sweetening the mirliton has a mostly neutral and crunchy taste.
- Mirliton – The mirliton is diced into small pieces as shown in the pictures below. The mirliton is crunchy like an apple. However, when compared with a green apple, the mirliton will take 3-4 times longer to soften. So, the main thing to remember when preparing this keto apple crumble is to get the mirliton as soft as you want it before it goes in the oven. If you put the mirliton in the oven crunchy, you will end up with a crunchy “apple” keto crumble. So, add water as needed to soften the mirliton before making the filling.
Once you cook the “apple” you can prepare the filling for this keto apple crumble with syrup, lemon, and gelatin.
- Syrup – A sugar free pancake syrup is used to sweeten and help thicken the filling for this keto apple crumble.
- Lemon – Fresh lemon juice is added to accentuate the apple spice flavoring.
- Gelatin – An unflavored gelatin is used as a thickening agent.
The yummy crumble for this keto apple crumble can be made the same a most of the other keto crumble recipes. It is prepared with almond flour, monk fruit, spice, butter, syrup, and vanilla.
- Almond Flour – This flour substitute is perfect for making keto crumbles. It smells good, tastes good, and creates a nice texture for crumbles.
- Monk Fruit – This is a granulated sweetener used to start sweetening the crumble.
- Spice – You can use apple pie spice or cinnamon powder in the crumble. I used cinnamon and enjoy the results of the keto apple crumble.
- Butter – Salted butter is used in the topping for the keto crumble recipes.
- Syrup – A delicious original flavored sugar free pancake syrup is used to moisten and sweeten the crumble.
- Vanilla – A basic vanilla extract is used to add the yummy vanilla flavor to the keto apple crumble.
Keto Apple Crumble
- Start by dicing the needed amount of mirliton.
- Place the mirliton in a skillet with the unsalted butter over medium heat
- Add the apple pie spice and monk fruit.
- Sauté the mirliton until it is just about tender enough for you to eat in the crumble. (The mirliton will not tenderize much further in the oven, so add a tablespoon of water as needed until your reach the desired level of tenderness.)
- Preheat Oven: 350 degrees.
- When the mirliton is tender, and the unflavored gelatin, fresh lemon juice, and sugar free syrup together in a small mixing bowl.
- Then you can pour the mixture in a small 6×6 baking dish.
- Prepare the crumble by combining the almond flour, monk fruit, baking powder, and cinnamon powder (or apple pie spice) together in a small bowl. Stir well.
- Then you can mix the softened salted butter, sugar free syrup, and vanilla extract together with the dry ingredients.
- Use a FORK to stir the crumble mixture together.
- Then carefully distribute the crumble evenly across the apple filling.
- Place the keto crumble in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
- Once it has baked, remove the keto apple crumble from the oven.
- Let the crumble cool for a few minutes before eating.