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Mock Apple Crisp using Zucchini

Mock Apple Crisp using Zucchini

Mary Smith |

Before you go "ewwww" hear me out on this one.  I was skeptical about using zucchini instead of apple.  But the thing is, we eat keto here and I've kind of missed fruit.  I don't make "keto desserts" usually so this is a once in a while treat. I didn't even tell Doc what it was until he ate it and told me it was delicious.  When I told him zucchini he was shocked!

Zucchini "Mock Apple" Crisp

Our garden is producing a massive amount of zucchini this year so I've been looking for creative ways to use it up.  I've also given a bunch to friends, family and neighbors.

I found this amazing recipe for mock apple crisp.  I followed the original recipe and it was delicious but I'm going to make a few "tweaks" next time.

Mock Apple Crisp Recipe
"tweaked" recipe from lowcarbyum


6 cups zucchini, peeled & sliced
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2/3 cup low-carb sweetener (I used pyure)
*Next time I'll use 1/3 cup because it was super sweet*
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
*Next time I'll use 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg because it was a bit strong*

1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup low-carb sweetener (I used pyure)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter


In medium bowl, combine zucchini, lemon juice, sweetener, cinnamon and nutmeg until well blended. Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 9-in. baking dish.
For topping, combine pecans, almond flour, sweetener and cinnamon in a bowl then cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over the zucchini mixture.
Bake at 350 F for 45-50 minutes or until zucchini is tender.

-I don't eat a lot of keto sweeteners so I'm going to cut out a bit next time I make this.
-You can probably use any zucchini but I happen to be growing Ronde De Nice so it worked really well
-Scoop out a bit of the center of the squash.  This is the part that gets more mushy and watery

If you decide to make this recipe, please stop back by and let me know what you think!

If you have additional questions please give us a call or email

Happy Planting!


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Love the simple recipes. We are especially interested in kids portions they can make within an hour long garden class. They grow food and make a recipe once a month. Thank you

Terri Ali ,

Hi Mary!
My Gram used to make mock apple pie…although she used all the sugar and flour. I need to reduce my carbs so this looks like a great recipe to try! Found this recipe on your hop Tuesdays with a Twist and would love to have you share this on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!

Lisa Lombardo,

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