Diabetes Bites - curated collection of recipes for type 1 & type 2 diabetes

A curated collection of recipes for type 1 and type 2 diabetes by a diabetes educator and nutritionist, complete with nutritional information.

Keto Apple Pie

Original recipe: thebigmansworld.com

This keto apple pie offers a low-carb and grain-free variation of the traditional dessert! There’s no need for apples or grains, yet you’d never be able to tell the difference!



  • 1 9-inch keto pie crust
  • 4 large chayote squash approximately 2 lbs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sweetener of choice (I used erythritol)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon apple extract optional


  • 1/2 cup almonds finely chopped
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free brown sugar or erythritol


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Prepare a keto pie crust or use a store-bought pie crust.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped apples, butter, lemon juice, sweetener, flour, and cinnamon, and apple extract and mix well, until combined. In a separate bowl, mix your crumble topping together.
  3. Transfer the apple pie filling into the pie crust. Bake the pie for 20 minutes, before removing it from the oven. Top with the crumb topping and bake for a further 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. Remove the pie from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes, before serving.


  1. TO STORE: Apple pie must always be stored in the refrigerator, covered. It will keep well for up to 2 weeks.
  2. TO FREEZE: Place leftovers in a sealable container and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  3. REHEATING: Either microwave the pie for 30 seconds or heat it in the oven at 180C/350F for 5-6 minutes, until warm.