Old Fashioned Apple Pie

By ryanmmurano

Low-carb, gluten-free and no sugar added make this a super healthy alternative to traditional apple pie! An excellent recipe the entire family will enjoy.

Old Fashioned Apple Pie
  • CRUST:

  • 2 C almond flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 3/4 tsp. xanthan gum

  • 3 T non-hydrogenated palm shortening (or coconut oil)

  • 1 T Swerve (or your choice of sweetener)


  • 5 small or 3 large apples, peeled and cubed (I used Macintosh)

  • 1/2 C Swerve (or your choice of sweetener)

  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 2 T butter, melted

  • 1 T + 2 tsp. coconut flour, sifted


  • 1 beaten egg

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Prepare crust by placing all ingredients into a food processor or high powered blender. Process until a thick ball of dough forms.

  3. Press half the dough down into a 9 inch pie pan (no need to grease it). Bring it up over the sides like you would a traditional pie crust. It will be bumpier than a traditional pie crust.

  4. Partially bake the bottom crust for 5-6 minutes in the pre-heated oven. Prepare the apple filling while you wait.

  5. Combine all filling ingredients in a large bowl and mix well until apples are completely coated.

  6. Remove bottom crust from the oven and spoon the apple filling into it, using the back of a spoon or spatula to flatten the apple surface as much as possible.

  7. Cover the top of the apples with the remaining crust in one of two ways: First, roll the crust between two large sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap until it is less than 1/4 inch thick and large enough to be placed over the pie. Alternately, simply press the upper crust down but adding small balls of dough to the top of the pie and then pushing them down together to create a thin, uniform crust over the top. Pinch together the top crust with the bottom crust.

  8. Brush beaten egg over the top of the crust, being sure not to miss any spots.

  9. Cut a few small holes in the center of the crust to release steam.

  10. Bake the pie on the middle rack for 30-40 minutes or until the crust is deep golden brown.

Nutritional Facts

Calories - 290
Carbohydrates - 16g
Total Fat - 23g
Protein - 8g
Dietary Fiber - 5g

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