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!

Crustless Keto Pecan Pie
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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.



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Keto Pecan Pie

Keto Pecan Pie

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

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!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Melt butter in microwave
  3. Place all ingredients (except pecans) into a mixing bowl and mix well
  4. Pour mixture into a 9" glass pie plate and place into the oven
  5. Bake for 20 minutes
  6. Remove from oven and place pecan halves on top; return to oven
  7. Continue to bake for another 25 minutes or until fork comes out clean
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for at least an hour
  9. Grab a spoon and dig in!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per ServingCalories 203 Total Fat 20g Carbohydrates 2g Protein 4g
Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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11 Comments

  1. 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?

    • Logan Childress

      Kim,

      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.

  2. 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??

    • Logan Childress

      Carla,

      Can you give me a little more context as to what “googy” might mean?

      • Hi Logan, I made it in a glass cake pan, and looked at the bottom after it had cooled a bit. It just had a funny looking goo but…………it tastes awesome.!!! I cooked it until the toothpick came out clean. Maybe next time I’ll cooked it a little longer. And a smaller dish, it was very thin and after a couple of days it got gritty. I used Swerve brown sugar because i didn’t have the Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener. That could be why it got gritty. I’m making an order tomorrow for the Lakanto Golden Monkfruit. I’ve ate almost half of the pie a spoon at a time…lol Like I said it taste awesome!!! Thank you for the recipe and getting back to me so fast. Blessings Carla

  3. I would love to make this again, but I ca get the recipe or instructions to come up

  4. Kaitlyn Radell

    Hello,
    I just calculated the nutrition of this recipe and it has 22.8 grams of carbohydrates… Im assuming in your nutrition facts you put net carbs but in my calculations there are 7 grams of net carbs. How did you get 2 grams of carbs?

    • Logan Childress

      Kaitlyn,

      I re-ran the ingredients through the nutrition analyzer I use and came up with the same. The difference might be how the app or website you’re using handles sugar alcohols, which are listed as carbs, but shouldn’t be calculated into the overall nutritional content.

    • Does the nutrition information include the pie crust? If not will you provide that as well?

      • Caron,

        The nutritional info does not include the crust since the recipe was originally intended not to have one. However, if you do use the crust, it will add an additional 200 calories, 23g of fat, 1.5g of carbs, and 5g of protein to each serving.

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