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apple dessert with caramel syrup and ice cream

Sugar Free Apple Crisp Recipe

Summer Yule
Let's talk about how to make sugar free apple crisp! Choose this healthier apple crisp for a lower calorie and lower carb fruit dessert.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 207 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Mist an 8x8-inch (20x20 cm) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Peel, core, and slice your apples. Cut the slices ¼-½ inch (0.64-1.27 cm) thick, and then slice them in half widthwise. Mix the apples with granular Swerve, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Pour your apple mixture into your prepared baking dish and spread the apples out into an even layer. Set the dish aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the spelt flour, oats, and brown Swerve. I used a combination of a spoon and my fingers. Then thoroughly incorporate the chunks of butter with clean hands.
  • Your apple crumble mixture is ready when it has a clumpy, coarse texture with no visible butter chunks. Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the top of the apples in the baking dish.
  • Bake the crisp in the middle of the heated 350°F (175°C) oven for 35-40 minutes. Let the crisp cool before cutting into it (it will be less watery if you let it cool a bit).
  • If desired, serve the crisp with some creamy vanilla ice cream and caramel syrup. Use sugar-free and no added sugar products if you are looking to keep the entire dessert sugar free. Enjoy!

Notes

This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Baked goods, including healthier baked goods such as this one, are not the best choice if you have a weight loss goal.
That said, fruit crisps tend to be a much lighter dessert option than pies, including fruit pies. The most calorific part of most pies and crisps tends to be the crust (or the crumble). Apple crisp will typically be lower in calories than apple pie because apple crisps do not have a bottom crust.
In addition, apple crisp is a fruit-based dessert. Desserts made with whole fruits tend to be lighter than nut or flour-based desserts. You will likely save hundreds of calories per serving when you choose a piece of apple crisp instead of pecan pie or a slice of chocolate cake.
Likewise, you could further lighten this recipe by reducing the amount of crumbly topping used in the crisp. Try using a little less butter than I've used in this recipe. Since each tablespoon of butter is a whopping 100 calories, even a small reduction can make a difference.
Light butters often don't work out as a 1:1 substitute for full fat butter in recipes. The extra water and/or additives used in light butter may have a negative impact on your recipe.
Using plant-based oils as a substitute for butter in this recipe will actually add more calories. Coconut oil, avocado oil, and other plant oils are higher in calories than butter because they do not contain dairy solids.

How many calories in sugar free apple crisp? How many net carbs?

This sugar free apple crisp provides 207 calories and 20.8g net carbs per generous serving. My original apple crisp recipe (with sugar) provided 353 calories and 49.8g net carbs per serving. It's a big difference!
The original apple crisp recipe contained ⅓-cup of white sugar (258 calories, 66.6g net carbs) and ½-cup of packed brown sugar (418 calories, 107.9g net carbs). In total, these two ingredients added a whopping 676 calories and 174.5g net carbs to the recipe.
When you substitute Swerve for sugar, you're cutting 113 calories and 29g net carbs per serving. Though the change may seem minor, it has a big nutritional impact. The simple swap to a sugar substitute results in a net carb decrease of over 50%!
Nutrition information is for one serving of the apple crisp only (not the optional ice cream or caramel). Carbohydrates listed in this recipe are for net carbs, not total carbs.

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 20.8gProtein: 2.4gFat: 11.9gSaturated Fat: 7.1gPotassium: 152.7mgVitamin A: 8.8% DVVitamin C: 6.1% DVCalcium: 4.8% DVIron: 4.1% DV
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