Another “most liked” tweaked for those who prefer to enjoy sweets without tons of carbs. This keto pecan pie will be your next favorite dessert!
WHAT IS PECAN PIE?
Traditionally, a pecan pie is a pie made of pecans mixed with a filling of eggs, butter, and sugar.
Variations on the filling ingredients may include white or brown sugar, sugar syrup, molasses, maple syrup, or honey.
Chocolate and bourbon are ingredients often added for variations on the original recipe.
Of course, none of these options are low-carb or keto friendly.
The pie is an incredibly popular staple at holiday meals in both the United States and throughout the world.
This delicious dessert is thought to have originated in the Southern US (we know how to make things ultra delicious down here).
Slices of pecan pie are often garnished with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.
DOES THIS PIE HAVE TO BE CRUSTLESS?
The short answer is… no. If you want, you can easily create a simple keto pie crust to go along with it. The crust is left out of this recipe for simplicity and carb count.
Sure, a keto crust won’t add a lot of carbs, but when counting carbs, they add up quickly. If you are absolutely dying to add a pie crust to this, check out the directions below on how to make a simple crust.
HOW TO MAKE AN EASY KETO PIE CRUST
To make a keto pie crust, you will need to first grab the following ingredients:
- 2 1/2 cup almond flour
- 3 eggs
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 6 tablespoons Lakanto Powdered Monk Fruit Sweetener
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To make this crust, preheat oven to 350° F and grease a glass pie plate with butter.
In a mixing bowl, mix all of the ingredients together until dough-like. Knead a few times until smooth. Press the dough into the pie plate and bake for 10 minutes.
Voila! A simple keto pie crust!
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY PIE DOESN’T SET PROPERLY IN THE OVEN?
In that case, leave it in the oven a little longer. As more of the water content from the ingredients evaporates, it should set more quickly.
Something to keep in mind, using different brands of sugar-free maple syrups can affect how this pie behaves both in and out of the oven.
You can find more information about using different brands of maple syrups below.
CAN A DIFFERENT SUGAR-FREE SYRUP BE USED?
Yes, it can. We always recommend using products from Lakanto, as they are the best sweeteners we have ever tested, tried, and used. However, it is not necessary that you use this specific sugar-free syrup for this pecan pie.
There are plenty of sugar-free syrup options you can find in grocery stores and supermarkets.
A word of caution about these “easier to find” syrups. Make sure you take a look at the sweetener used.
The cheaper, widely used sweeteners can be very bad for fluctuating your blood glucose levels.
Sweeteners like maltitol and xylitol are often found in sugar-free syrups but are two of the biggest culprits in raising glucose. If you find these sweeteners listed on the back of the label, be wary of using them.
As we always remind you, we are all different and of course, react differently to different sweeteners.
What works or doesn’t work for one of us can have the opposite effect on the other.
HOW TO STORE KETO PECAN PIE
Storing pecan pie is incredibly easy. The simplest way to keep it is to cover the top of the pie plate with either plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator.
This pie will keep for several days, chilled without issue.
Alternatively, you can slice the pie and store in air-tight containers instead of the pie plate.
CAN I MAKE THIS PIE AHEAD OF TIME?
If you are planning to bake this pie in advance of a holiday or gathering, it would be best to only do so a day in advance if possible.
Of course, the best method is to bake the day you plan to serve it.
CAN CHOPPED PECANS BE USED IN PLACE OF WHOLE ONES?
Of course, they can! Whatever kind of pecan you have or would like to use with this pie is perfectly fine.
Whole pecans are what you see used most often, but other forms of the pecan will taste just as good!
HOW TO REHEAT PECAN PIE
Reheating this pie is very easy. Below are a few ways you can easily reheat this keto pecan pie.
USING THE OVEN
The best way to reheat pecan pie is to reheat it in the oven. The goal, of course, is to heat the pie through without starting to cook it again.
Pre-heat your oven to 300˚F. Warm your keto pecan pie slice for roughly 8 minutes before removing.
If the pie needs more time to warm through, warm in four-minute increments until the desired temperature is achieved.
USING THE MICROWAVE
While the microwave is certainly an option, it can often change the taste. Artificial sweeteners, even monk fruit, can skew the flavor when heated quickly in a microwave. Heat your piece of pie for roughly 15 seconds before removing.
Continue to heat in 15-second intervals until the desired temperature is reached.
Keto Pecan Pie
Another "most liked" tweaked for those who prefer to enjoy sweets without tons of carbs. This keto pecan pie will be your next favorite dessert!
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 3/4 cup Lakanto Sugar-Free Maple Syrup
- 1/4 cup Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- Melt butter in microwave
- Place all ingredients (except pecans) into a mixing bowl and mix well
- Pour mixture into a 9" glass pie plate and place into the oven
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Remove from oven and place pecan halves on top; return to oven
- Continue to bake for another 25 minutes or until fork comes out clean
- Remove from oven and let cool for at least an hour
- Grab a spoon and dig in!
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 203Total Fat 20gCarbohydrates 2gProtein 4g
Sunday 13th of November 2022
I made this without the powdered sweetener and I'm glad because it was definitely sweet enough. I served it with a dollop of natural Greek yoghurt as I have no cream and the sourness was appreciated.
Wednesday 8th of February 2023
So glad you liked it!
Wednesday 30th of September 2020
I have Choczero maple syrup. I believe it might be thicker than Lankato. Can I use it and if so should I add something to 'thin' out the syrup? Thanks for sharing the recipe! Blessings, Carrie
Wednesday 30th of September 2020
You could still use it. It would probably be best not to thin it with anything. It should still work just fine.
Wednesday 29th of April 2020
I was wondering if the same amount of brown swerve could be used as a sub for the lakanto golden sweetener. Thanks! I'm excited to try this!
Sunday 17th of May 2020
You can definitely substitute brown swerve and should be fine with an equal substitution.
Thursday 21st of November 2019
Why do you wait to put the pecans on the pie? In a regular pecan pie, the filling is poured over the top of the pecans before baked. Does it have something to do with using the different sweetener?
Wednesday 27th of November 2019
It's really just a personal preference. I prefer the pecans to be more on top so the pie has that delicious pecan pie look to it.
Sunday 3rd of November 2019
This tastes awesome!!! I have a question in general...........I made this this morning and turned out really nice with the exception the bottom of it looks googy. (I only tasted a little on the edge) It is in the refrigerator now. This has happened once before, except I threw it out. What am I doing wrong??
Wednesday 25th of November 2020
@Carla, 1) mix all ingredients emediately before putting into oven 2) bake longer 3) using large eggs? Medium will not set the pie 4) try less syrup and more dry 'sweetener' 5) DON'T peek! Opening the oven lowers temperature so you're actually cooking it less! Carla, being a chef, we have to 'poke and hope' may times before we get it right. Altitude, humidity, accuracy of calibrated oven temperature and more all play a part. In short, I always bake my pecan pie until the pecans are at their last hope of not burning.
Monday 4th of November 2019
Can you give me a little more context as to what "googy" might mean?