It is fruit season! And the crop has been plentiful this year. This is the time of year when fresh picked fruit begs to be made into a crisp. Berries, especially, are a good choice if you are eating a low carb diet, and I have a Keto Crisp recipe for you!
My daughter Lilly came up with this recipe several years ago. We’ve used it a lot, even sharing with friends, so it is tried and true. It is also versatile, so take a look at whatever original recipe you miss having, and just fill in the blanks. Does it call for cinnamon? Add some cinnamon. Do you normally use brown sugar instead of white? Just substitute brown Swerve for the regular erythritol that is listed. Do your taste buds need to sweeten up the rhubarb a little? Add 1/3 cup of erythritol to the rhubarb/berries and stir in before topping with the crisp. Does it need a thickener? You can use a couple TBS of tapioca or arrowroot. Okay?
- 1/2 cup butter, slightly softened
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 plus 1/8 cup coconut flour (6 Tbs)
- 3/4 cup powdered Swerve (OR 3/4 cup powdered erythritol plus 1/4 tsp white stevia powder)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
Blend the dry ingredients and then cut into the butter. Sprinkle the vanilla in where you can and get it mixed in. Top a pie plate portion or an 8 x 8 dish of fruit. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Every oven is different so keep an eye on it so it doesn’t get too dark. If your fruit is going to need more than 30 minutes to be soft, bake the fruit for awhile first, then add the topping and finish baking.
Do you need sweet crispy crumbles to top fruit and whip cream or low carb parfait? Spread the crisp out on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper and bake at 300 degrees, stirring after 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Then remove, cool, and put into an air tight container.
The longer I have followed a ketogenic diet, more of my children have opted to join me. They are learning that taking care of our bodies is part of loving the Lord. This crisp doesn’t stick around my house very long. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Are there 8 pieces to your pie? Your macros are 252 calories; 23.8 g of Fat; 3.3 net carbs, and 4.1 grams of protein.
Are there 10 pieces to your pie? Your macros are 201.6 calories; 19 g of Fat, 2.6 g of carbs, and 3.3 grams of protein.
The fruit is EXTRA!!