Low carb mock zucchini apple pie filling

Low carb mock zucchini apple pie filling

The flavors of apple in zucchini? Yes, it really tastes delicious! The secret is simmering the zucchini in spices and a little applesauce so that it takes on the flavor of apples. Serve this as a simple dessert or use it to make our cream-filled crepes.

Low carb mock zucchini apple pie filling

The flavors of apple in zucchini? Yes, it really tastes delicious! The secret is simmering the zucchini in spices and a little applesauce so that it takes on the flavor of apples. Serve this as a simple dessert or use it to make our cream-filled crepes.
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8 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 7 oz. 200 g zucchini, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup 120 ml water
  • 2 oz. 55 g unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp erythritol
  • 1½ tsp 1½ tsp apple pie spice
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 18 tsp 18 tsp salt
  • 1¾ oz. 50 g pecans or walnuts
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp vanilla extract
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Instructions

Instructions are for 8 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Use a 1-quart saucepan to melt the butter on medium heat. Add the zucchini and stir until coated with butter.
  2. Add the water, applesauce, sweetener, and spices and simmer for 15-20 minutes on low heat until the zucchini is tender and the mixture creates a thick sauce.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the nuts and vanilla.

Tips

Serve with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Roast the pecans before adding them to the zucchini mixture for an even warmer flavor.

Apple pie spice is sold as a premade mix, but you can also create your own blend by experimenting with different amounts of your favorite fall spices. Traditional apple pie spice is made with warm ground spices, including cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cardamom.

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4 comments

  1. Ekaterina
    What is apple sauce? Is it some kind of purée? Can I use unsweetened apple purée for babies or boil apples and blend them then?
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What is apple sauce? Is it some kind of purée? Can I use unsweetened apple purée for babies or boil apples and blend them then?

    Apple sauce is a very fine puree of cooked apples. Unsweetened apple puree for babies may work well, but we have not tested it in this recipe.

  3. Joshua
    I have found that adding a little lemon juice really improves the flavor and adds tartness I associate with pie apples.
    Reply: #4
  4. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I have found that adding a little lemon juice really improves the flavor and adds tartness I associate with pie apples.

    Great tip! Thanks for sharing!

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