Updated: Nov 19, 2021
Turn your high carb sides into low carb and enjoy Thanksgiving without feeling guilty!
Low Carb Pecan Pie. *(I OMIT THE CRUST)
Prep time 10 mins Cook time 55 mins Total time 1 hour 5 mins
Author: Maria Emmerich Serves: 12
¾ cup blanched almond flour or pecan meal
¼ cup coconut flour
½ cup coconut oil or butter
½ cup Swerve confectioners
1 tsp stevia glycerite
¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
1 cup organic butter
½ to 1 cup Swerve confectioners (depending on sweetness desired)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
3 eggs, beaten
1 vanilla bean scraped clean (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
1½ cups pecans
CRUST: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch pie pan. In a medium bowl, mix ingredients. This will be a thick pie dough, press onto bottom of pie pan. Place in oven to pre-bake the crust. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
FILLING: Meanwhile, make the syrup by placing the butter in a saucepan over high heat. Before you begin, make sure you have everything ready to go - the almond milk and the butter next to the pan, ready to put in. Work fast or the sweetener will burn. Heat butter on high heat in a heavy-bottomed 2-quart (2 L) or 3-quart (3 L) saucepan. As soon as it comes to a boil, watch for specks of brown (this is brown butter....so good on veggies!). Get it as dark as you can without creating "black butter!" Immediately add the Swerve and the almond milk to the pan. Whisk until sauce is smooth. Let cool in the pan for a couple minutes, and then pour into a glass mason jar and let sit to cool to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
To make the filling, in a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the cooled syrup, vanilla and pecans. Pour into the crust (cover edges with foil... I forgot to do this so it is a little dark) and bake at 325 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until set. Serve with my “healthified” ice cream!
Notes NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving) Traditional Pie = 456 calories, 21g fat, 4.4g protein, 65.2g carbs "Healthified" Pie = 308 calories, 31g fat, 4.2g protein, 3.4g carbs, 1.9g fiber (91% fat, 5.5% protein, 4.5% carbs)
KETO CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE This easy Keto Pecan Pie is filled with chocolate, bourbon, and pecans + an EASY low-carb pie crust
Course: Dessert Cuisine: American Keyword: keto thanksgiving, sugar free pecan pie Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes Servings: 8 Calories: 627kcal
2 2/3 cups almond flour
3 large eggs
6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
6 tablespoons granulated Swerve erythritol
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup Swerve Brown Sugar
1/2 cup granulated Swerve
1 tablespoon maple flavoring
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup pecan pieces
1/2 cup pecan halves
3/4 cup Lily’s chocolate chips optional
2 tablespoons bourbon optional
Instructions For the crust:
Preheat oven to 325° F and liberally grease a 10.5″ cast iron skillet with butter.
In a medium bowl mix all of the ingredients together until a thick ball of dough forms. Knead two or three times until smooth. Press the dough into the skillet and bake for 12-15 minutes.
For the filling:
Heat the butter to a boil, as soon as it starts to boil turn off the heat and add in the brown sugar and granulated sugar, allow to slightly cool.
In a medium bowl beat the eggs together with the cooled sugar mixture, maple flavoring, pecan pieces, chocolate chips, bourbon, and salt until smooth. Pour the mixture into the pie crust, top with pecan halves, cover the pie edges with foil to prevent burning and bake 35-40 minutes. Cool completely before serving.
Notes Nutritional information does not include optional ingredients: chocolate chips + bourbon. If using they will add an additional 2.25 g net carbs per serving bringing the total net carbs for one slice of pie to 6.25g
Nutrition Facts Keto Pecan Pie Amount Per Serving Calories 627Calories from Fat 558 % Daily Value* Fat 62g95% Saturated Fat 20g125% Cholesterol 191mg64% Sodium 414mg18% Potassium 134mg4% Carbohydrates 11g4% Fiber 6g25% Sugar 2g2% Protein 14g28% Vitamin A 980IU20% Vitamin C 1mg1% Calcium 119mg12% Iron 3mg17% *