Paleo Dutch Apple Pie

Recipe Macros

Tracking your macros is important while trying to remain in Ketosis. Here they are for one serving of this recipe.


Fat: 41g


Protein: 11g


Carbs: 48g (net)

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Today continues with the Thanksgiving theme. We are t-minus 9 days from Turkey Day and I’ve still got some recipes I’ll be posting this week. I posted a survey on Facebook last week to see what paleo-ified dishes you guys wanted to see, and the results were nearly unanimous on 3 different dishes: Green Bean Casserole, Stuffing/Dressing, and Pie. Any and all pie.

Dutch Apple Crumble | Our Paleo Life

I have already made the Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts and the Chocolate Pecan Pie, so it only makes sense that I’d add another classic and all-American pie to the list: Apple! I’ve never been a fan of two-crust pies, and I love streusel topping so that’s what I did here. I had this super delicious apple pie recipe that I made PP (pre-paleo), and since I knew how much I already loved it, I went ahead and stuck as close to that recipe as possible, modifying it to substitute the sugars and flour.

Now, I’ll be honest, this is actually more of a crumble or cobbler than a pie, and I actually prefer it this way. I cut my apples in chunks, rather than slices, for a more substantial dessert, but if you prefer to slice the apples, I think it would be just as great.

Dutch Apple Crumble | Our Paleo Life

And if you’re wondering what that delicious caramel-looking stuff is drizzled all over the top, it’s this delicious dairy-free caramel from Elana’s Pantry. I made WAY too much from some brownies that I brought to a cookie exchange last week and decided to add some to this crumble. It adds just the perfect touch, so I would highly recommend you make some (probably just a single batch, not a double like I made) and go to town. My kids love dipping their apples in it. Maybe because I hogged all the apple pie so there was hardly any left for them. I’m such a good mom.

Dutch Apple Crumble | Our Paleo Life

Paleo Dutch Apple Pie

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 611 kcal
Author: Kendra Benson

Apple pie is about as classic as it gets, and this rustic twist is just right for a casual holiday meal with loved ones. Sweet apples, a sticky caramel sauce, and a crunchy streusel topping. Perfection.




  • 5 Baking Apples like Honeycrisp
  • ½ cup Ghee or Grass-Fed Butter
  • Tbsp Arrowroot Starch
  • ½ cup Maple Syrup
  • ½ cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract I use Tahitian
  • 1 Tbsp Water





  1. Combine almond flour, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  2. Add egg and shortening and cut in with a pastry blender until evenly combined and mixture can be pressed together between your fingers.
  3. Dump crust mixture into a 9" pie plate (not deep dish) and press evenly across the bottom and up the sides. Set aside.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Peel apples and cut into wedges using an apple slicer. This will also core the apple. Discard the core. Cut each apple wedge into 3 chunks.

  3. Combine all filling ingredients into a medium saucepan.
  4. Heat over medium-high until mixture boils, stirring occasionally. Continue to boil about 5 minutes, or until mixture thickens and coats a wooden spoon.
  5. Remove from heat and pour into the prepared pie crust. Adjust the filling so it fills the pie crust evenly, all the way to the edges.
  6. Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes.
  7. While the pie is baking, prepare the streusel topping.

  8. After 10 minutes, remove the pie from the oven and top with the streusel, completely covering the apples.
  9. Reduce the oven temp to 350°F and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes.
  10. Remove pie from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  11. Serve warm for best flavor. Drizzle with dairy-free caramel sauce.

Streusel Topping

  1. Combine all streusel ingredients except honey in a large bowl. Mix with your clean hands or a fork until well combined.
  2. Add honey. The best way to mix it in evenly is to just get in there with your hands, evenly coating everything until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Use your hands to evenly crumble the streusel on top of the pie.
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Dutch Apple Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 611 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Potassium 337mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 38g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 6.3%
Calcium 14.8%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Last Updated 01/10/2019

8 Responses to “Paleo Dutch Apple Pie”

  1. Maria Bonacci

    Dropping by to let you know that I’ve featured this recipe at my Thanksgiving Dessert Round-up and Linky. I would love for you to stop over and share all your other great Thanksgiving dessert ideas.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.

  2. Pinkblot Mom

    Looks absolutely yummy!!!

    xoxo ~Shari

  3. Lisa

    Where is the sticky caramel sauce?

  4. Miriam

    Love your site!!!! Is palm shortening the same kind of palm that is being grown by cutting down large parts of the rain forest? What’s a good alternative?

  5. Jo

    Just a little concerned about “palm ” shortening. Is that made from palm oil? I haven’t come across it here in Australia but palm oil is an absolute NO NO for me as clearing of the land to produce it is destroying the habitat of the Orangutans. Could you not promote an alternative shortening? Incidentally the pie looks delicious!

  6. Serenity

    For the filling step 3 – are the apples supposed to be added to the pot?

    • Kendra Benson

      Yes, the apples and all other ‘filling’ ingredients should be added together.


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