Lower-Carb Apple Cobbler

By on November 25, 2014

Ready or not, the holidays are here!

Time for warm sweaters, relaxing fireplaces, furball pets (ours are Alex the cat, and Tidbit-the cat who really thinks he’s a dog), and, if you’re from the Great lakes areas of the U.S., lots of shoveling & snowblowing! (Sorry Buffalo friends:)

person snowblowing sidewalk on sunny winter day after snowstormThis is about to be a recipe for an amazing dessert, but first, I’ve got to tell you (if you don’t already know) that I’m a transplanted Northerner living in Southern Alabama.  And although I love so much about the area (beautiful beaches, close proximity to amazing cities, great people, and mild winters), this is the time I frequently miss the North.

I mean, have you ever gone outside to clear the snow from your driveway following 8-
12 inches of  newly fallen snow?

Think of it as a disaster, but there’s something great about it-the still, near deafening quiet of the white blanket gently sprawled over the entire neighborhood-only to be disturbed by the muffled sounds of a lone shovels, whirring snowblowers, or herd of guys gathered around some piece of earth moving equipment, occasionally repeating the word ‘yup’.

Alright, I realize I’m not a novel writer, so I’ll try to stick to my day job, which, in today’s case,  is providing you with great recipes for your guests during the holiday season.

One of my favorite Thanksgiving desserts (and up through Christmas) is apple anything.

Apple pie, apple dumplings, and yes, apple crisp.  I remember being in love with a version of apple crisp in the mid-1990’s, except for the fact that it was packed with sugar!  So, I went for nearly 2 decades thinking that to enjoy it, meant an act of dietary sabotoge.

Then, thankfully, I recently came across this delectable Paleo cherry crisp by fellow-blogger Mellissa Sevigny, from I Breathe Im hungry, and my viewpoint changed!

Pretty soon after, the idea was born for this lower-carb apple cobbler.

Whether you bring this to your party, or say ‘the heck with everyone else, I’ll keep it all to myself’, it’s sure to please.  I hope you’ll enjoy every last bite :)

Lower-Carb Apple Cobbler (Serves 4):

What You’ll Need

Filling:

  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoon coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon stevia or erythritol

Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter (preferably from grass-fed cows)
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon stevia or erythritol
  • pinch of salt

Optional Whipped Cream Topping:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon stevia or erythritol

How To Do It

Peel, core, and dice apples into 1/4″ cubes. Add the rest of the filling ingredients, and mix together until well-combined, and set aside.

Next, melt the butter, and mix together all the topping ingredients until well-mixed.

Into one medium, or 4 small greased ramekins, spoon all of the filling mixture.  Next, spoon topping evenly onto each all of the filling.  Bake in oven (on middle shelf) for 20-25 minutes.  If tops not yet golden brown, turn oven onto broil, and continue 2-3 more minutes, or until topping is golden brown.

Remove from oven, allow to cool for 15 minutes.  While cooling, make optional whipped cream topping by mixing heavy whipping cream (using small hand-whisk) until desired consistency is reached.  Once reached, add to it, the vanilla and sweetener, mix, and place into freezer until ready to serve.

Top ramekins with optional whipped cream, serve, and enjoy!

Dr. Tremba

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About Michael Tremba

Dr. Michael Tremba, once severely overweight himself, has studied to distinguish the truth about weight loss, and the shocking mis-information that's taught to us by many "trusted" groups. Through the techniques that have helped him regain his health, he shares uncommon tools to help anyone else desiring to lose weight to live the life they're meant to. He enjoys reading, exercising, travelling, and spending time with his wife, Shari in Mobile, Alabama Find me on Twitter, Google+ and let's connect on LinkedIn.

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