Have you ever wondered what could be substituted for apple in ketogenic baking? Well, I’ve found the answer to your question. Chayote, also known as Choko here in Australia, is a green colored vegetable which works perfectly in this Keto Apple Pie Recipe.
The pastry used for this pie is a dairy-free pie crust, which I’m very proud of. It uses lard instead of butter, which works just as well, and there is no need to blind bake the pie. Wins all round if you’re a lazy baker who just wants an apple pie done as quickly as possible.
Chayote, otherwise known here in Australia as Choko, is a plant that has thrived in South America, but also here in Australia. I purchased mine from Woolworths, but I’m pretty sure you can also buy it from coles as well, or any fruit and vegetable shop that is near you for that matter.
I’m unsure how available these are worldwide, but be sure to search for either Chayote or Choko (I’m unsure as to why they have two separate names). Do you know? Comment below.
The pie crust is surprisingly easy to work with. I expected it to crumble a little bit when baking, but oh my lord its perfect. This picture above is the keto friendly pie crust basted with egg wash before it went in the oven. As you can see, it’s relatively light in color before it gets baked, but it will come out crispy golden brown once you bake it off.
Honestly, no one will even know that this pie doesn’t have sugar, carbs, or apples inside. It’s simply delicious, the best version of keto comfort food I can think of.
Please enjoy this keto apple pie as much as I did creating it. Share it with a friend struggling on the ketogenic diet who thinks it might be too hard because they have to give up apple pie.