Low Carb Apple Galette

Jennifer Shun is the parent of a type 1 diabetic teen and is the author of For Good Measure, which features low-carb, farm-to-table California cuisine — a resource with specific ingredient lists and nutritional data geared to people living with diabetes.  Click here for the original recipe and notes.

Yield: 8


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 5 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 cup butter, divided
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 4 cups Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream



Please note, you will need a food processor for this recipe.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  3. Blend almond flour, coconut flour, salt and xanthan gum in processor.
  4. Add 6 tablespoons butter and cream cheese, pulsing until crumbly.
  5. Add one egg, apple cider vinegar and zest, pulsing until dough comes together in coarse crumbs.
  6. Turn out onto parchment lined sheet, patting into a round.
  7. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  8. Mix apples, honey, vanilla and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  9. Remove dough from freezer, top with parchment and roll to ¼ inch thick.
  10. Add apple mixture to center of dough, leaving a 2-inch gutter.
  11. Dot with remaining two tablespoons butter, folding the rim up and over the edge of filling.
  12. Whisk remaining egg with cream, brushing egg wash over the edges.
  13. Bake for 35 minutes, until golden. *

Naturally low-carb & gluten-free

* Nut flours are sensitive. Check after 15 minutes, if edges are browning too quickly, cover with foil or a pie crust shield for the remaining time.

Nutritional Info for 1 slice:

Calories: 391, Fat: 35g, Carbs: 17g (net 12g), Fiber: 5g, Cholesterol: 112mg, Sodium: 403mg, Sugars: 10g, Protein: 6g

  1. Wow this looks amazing!! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’m gonna try and make this for my family tonight. I am also diabetic and need low carb desserts in my life.

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    Try Mock Apple Pie , Mock Coconut Pie, Faux Apple Crisp..using veggies

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