Low-carb baked apples

Low-carb baked apples

Smells like apple pie... tastes like a dream. This easy take on low-carb baked apples comes together in no-time. Don't forget the luscious finishing touch—a dollop of whipped cream.

Low-carb baked apples

Smells like apple pie... tastes like a dream. This easy take on low-carb baked apples comes together in no-time. Don't forget the luscious finishing touch—a dollop of whipped cream.
4 servingservings


  • 2 oz. 50 g butter, at room temperature
  • 1 oz. 30 g pecans or walnuts
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp (30 g) coconut flour
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1 tart/sour appletart/sour apples
For serving
  • ¾ cup 175 ml heavy whipping cream
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp vanilla extract


Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix soft butter, chopped nuts, coconut flour, cinnamon and vanilla into a crumbly dough.
  2. Rinse the apple, but don't peel it or remove the seeds. Cut off both ends and cut the middle part in four slices.
  3. Place the slices in a greased baking dish and add dough crumbs on top. Bake for 15 minutes or more or until the crumbs turn golden brown.
  4. Add heavy whipping cream and vanilla to a medium-sized bowl and whip until soft peaks form.
  5. Let the apples cool for a couple of minutes and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.


These baked apples can be served with whipped cream, full-fat crème fraiche, mascarpone, or a slice of cheddar. If you're allergic to nuts you can simply exclude them or substitute sunflower or sesame seeds to keep the crunch.

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  1. Sandra
    So you eat the seeds???? :(
  2. Cheryl
    Found this recipe a bit disappointing - cooked longer x10 mins and the apples were still hard. Will try again
  3. Sara
    we love this recipe - I've made it three times. I slice the apples so I get 4 slices per apple. It's so yummy, keto apple crumble with cream, my favourite.
  4. Randy
    I'm with Sandra...why don't you remove the seeds?
    Are you supposed to eat those too?
  5. Pam
    Hello out there?Are you serious about not removing the seeds?......Ever? Do you really mean we are to leave them and even eat them? YUK! I would remove anyway....Please amend recipe if you don't mean us to eat the seeds.
  6. Karen
    So I have an apple tree and wanted to make a low carb dessert with the apples. Cane upon this one. At first I was super excited as I have a lot of apples. However did not like them at all. I wasn't even sure how to eat them. Pick up and pop one in my mouth , use a fork , a knife.?? ALl of the crublings of course fell off as I tried to eat them. Anyways I would waste me time on them again.
  7. Amber
    Love this recipe! Felt just like we were having a piece of apple pie....without all the guilt...will definitely make this one again.
  8. Alex
    Karen, refreshing to see at least one honest commentary about this apple dish. I's truly a tasteless and disgusting tasting food. Went straight into the garbage after a few bites.
  9. Julie
    it wasn’t the worst thing i’ve ever made but i won’t make it again.
  10. Julie
    I lied. Even my bf said not to make it again and he never says that.
  11. Robin
    Haven't tried it yet. Wondering whether coring (since I'm not sure about the seeds either) and chopping and putting in a buttered little casserole dish with the crumbles on top, kind of like an apple crunch, with a little 'brown sugar' Swerve added, might not make a difference? Kids just left and I have some apples in the house from their visit so might give that a try instead of just tossing all the apples outside for the birds! Whipped cream or a small scoop of homemade keto vanilla ice cream on top sounds yummy, too.
  12. Karrie Glasgow
    Yum!! Another great Diet Doctor recipe. Thank you!
  13. Mel
    Common sense you do not eat the core and seeds. You only eat slices of apple with the crumble on top
  14. Mel
    The crumble tasted powdery. Next time I would like to add granulated sugar substitute to the crumble. My 5-yr-old said it tastes horrible. Hubby and I gave it 3 stars

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