Greetings from Pittsburgh.
Where Fall has finally fallen. The air is getting cool, the leaves are changing color, and apple picking season has begun. Too bad we can’t eat apples on a low carb diet, eh?
Well, there is a workaround, if you are up for it.
With a little bit of finessing, yellow squash can be a very good substitute for cooked apples. You cook the squash in butter and add in some cinnamon, ginger and lemon juice and voila! You’ve got a great low carb substitute for apples.
Here’s what a pan of mock apples looks like.
They look and taste just like real apples, but they have half of the carbohydrate.
I’ve been making mock apples for awhile now.
I’ve made a mock apple coffee cake, apple butter, muffins and even dried them out to make mock dried apples. But I think that I like today’s recipe for mock apple cobbler best of all. It’s pure comfort food with only 6g net carbs per serving.
But most of all, it just tastes like Fall.
Low Carb Mock Apple Cobbler
This recipe for Low Carb Mock Apple Cobbler uses yellow squash as a stand in for apples. With a little bit of sweetener and spice, you won’t be able to tell the difference.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 35
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 6
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
1/4 cup butter
20 oz (3 medium sized) yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise and cut into 1/4 inch thick semicircles
1/4 cup Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Carbquik Baking Mix
6 tablespoons water
6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
6 tablespoons Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered Swerve or equivalent powdered sweetener
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 9 x 9 or 8 x 11 inch casserole dish.
2. Heat 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet, over Medium heat.
3. Add squash slices and saute for 5 minutes until softened.
4. Add 1/4 cup sweetener, cinnamon, ginger, and lemon juice to the pan and cook for 5 minutes more.
5. Pour mock apples into baking dish.
6. Mix together all biscuit topping ingredients. The batter will be very thick. Divide the batter into 6 equal parts. Form each piece into a biscuit shape and place it on top of the the mock apples.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until top is browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
8. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.
9. Whip together heavy whipping cream and powdered sweetener in a medium sized bowl, with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Serve whipped cream on top of mock apple cobbler.
- Calories: 415
- Fat: 38
- Carbohydrates: 21
- Fiber: 15
- Protein: 7
Keywords: Low Carb Apple Cobbler, Keto Apple Cobbler, Mock Apple Dessert