Keto “Apple” Cobbler (With Chayote Squash)

Apple is a classic fall flavor, but since apples are a no-go for those living that keto life, this Keto “Apple” Cobbler is a great alternative. By using Chayote Squash as a replacement for the apples, you get all the delectable flavors and textures of a traditional Apple Cobbler without all the carbs. 


“Apple” Chayote Filling

  • 4 Chayote Squash, cooked, peeled, and sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter (cut into small pieces to dot the filling)
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • ¾ granulated sugar substitute (such as stevia) 
  • 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg 

Cobbler Topping

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups of finely milled almond flour 
  • ½ cup of coconut flour
  • ¼ cup of cold, unsalted butter (sliced into small pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt

Icing (Optional)

  • ¼ cup of sugar substitute (such as stevia)
  • 4 Tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Filling

  1. Boil the whole chayote with enough water to cover them.
  2. Cook the chayote squash for about 25 30 minutes. They should still be firm but cooked through.
  3. Allow the chayote squash to cool. Peel and slice the now cooled chayote into 1/4 inch slices.
  4. Place the cooled chayote into a medium-size bowl.
  5. To the chayote add the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, spices or essential oils, 1/2 cup sugar substitute, cream of tartar, and lemon juice. Combine well.
  6. In a baking dish 9X9 baking dish that has been greased well with butter add the chayote filling.
  7. Dot the filling with the 2 tablespoons of sliced butter.

Cobbler Topping

  1. Create the cobbler crust by combining the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, and 3 tablespoons of sugar substitute.
  2. Using a pastry cutter or by hand cut in the thinly sliced cold butter into the dry ingredients. Mix until crumbly and resembles coarse cornmeal.
  3. Next, add the eggs and combine well but do not over mix. Set aside.

Assemble The Cobbler

  1. Top the "apple" cobbler with the crumb crust. Make sure to break up the crust topping into small pieces and evenly distribute.
  2. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly for 35-40 minutes.
  3. Serve warm or cold.

Icing (Optional)

  1. Combine the confectioner's sugar substitute, heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt.
  2. Stir until well combined.
  3. Drizzle on top of the warm cobbler.