Apple Pie Keto Hot Pockets

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This recipe is based on the Egg & Bacon Hot Pockets. I used the same dough because it's so versatile and works amazingly well with both sweet and savoury recipes.

I used zucchini which in my opinion is the next best alternative to apple. I also added some cream of tartar (you can use lemon juice too) that works well with zucchini as it adds some acidity and makes it taste even more like apples.

As always, sweeteners can be used to taste. I found a combination of Erythritol and stevia works best for me. Finally, the most important part is the chia seeds that will take care of any excess liquids and prevent the pockets from getting soggy.

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Hands-onOverall

Nutritional values (per serving)

6.6 grams 6 grams 17.4 grams 20.1 grams 5.6 grams 290 calories
Total Carbs12.6grams
Fiber6grams
Net Carbs6.6grams
Protein17.4grams
Fat20.1grams
of which Saturated5.6grams
Energy290kcal
Magnesium74mg (19% RDA)
Potassium469mg (24% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (10%), protein (25%), fat (65%)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

Dough:
  • 1 ½ cups shredded low-moisture mozzarella (170 g/ 6 oz)
  • ⅔ cup almond flour (67 g/ 2.4 oz)
Filling:

Nut-free alternatives: Instead of ⅔ cup almond flour, use 4 heaped tablespoons (48 g/ 1.7 oz) of coconut flour + 2 oz (57 g) cream cheese, or 2 oz (57 g) flaxmeal + 2 oz (57 g) cream cheese. If using coconut flour, brush the top of the pockets with a small amount of melted ghee or coconut oil before baking.

Instructions

  1. Peel and grate the zucchini. Apple Pie Keto Hot Pockets
  2. Place the zucchini in a large bowl and add the cinnamon, Erythritol, cream of tatar (or lemon juice). Apple Pie Keto Hot Pockets
  3. Combine well and let the zucchini sit for about 10 minutes to release the juices. Optionally, add a few drops of stevia. Apple Pie Keto Hot Pockets
  4. Add the chia seeds and mix until well combined. Apple Pie Keto Hot Pockets
  5. Let the chia seeds soak in all the excess juices, for about 30 minutes. Apple Pie Keto Hot Pockets
  6. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200 C (400 F). When the chia seeds have soaked up all the liquids, melt the shredded mozzarella (in a microwave oven or on the stove over a low heat), and then mix in the almond flour.
  7. Roll the dough out between 2 sheets of parchment paper until very thin (I used a silicon mat and silicon rolling pin). Add the filling in the centre of the dough. Apple Pie Keto Hot Pockets
  8. Fold over like an envelope and seal the dough. Poke some holes for releasing the steam while baking. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown on top. Apple Pie Keto Hot Pockets
  9. When done, remove from the oven and let it cool down for a few minutes. Apple Pie Keto Hot Pockets
  10. Serve warm or cold. Enjoy with a dollop of whipped cream or keto ice-cream! Apple Pie Keto Hot Pockets

My Failed Experiment

Using chia seeds is essential in this recipe. They will soak up all the liquids and prevent the pockets from getting soggy.

In my first attempt, I didn't use them. Instead, I squeezed out the liquids by placing the grated zucchini in a nut milk bag. I then added all the remaining ingredients (cinnamon, cream of tartar and Erythritol). That was not enough and more liquids were released even during baking. Apple Pie Keto Hot Pockets Although the filling itself was fine, the pockets were too moist, soggy and soft on the bottom. Apple Pie Keto Hot Pockets

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