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Your holiday table will be amazing when you make this delicious sugar free pecan pie recipe that is so simple and doesn’t require baking your crust first!
Whether you’re following a sugar free diet, low carb diet, or keto diet, you can still enjoy your favorite recipes made low carb.
Our keto recipes, and this one for a keto pecan pie, won’t cause blood glucose to spike like a high carb pecan pie would. This is a delicious pecan pie and truly the most perfect dessert for your holidays!
CARBS IN TRADITIONAL PECAN PIE
Regular pecan pie usually has corn syrup, brown sugar and/or maple syrup with a white flour or whole wheat pie crust.
It has about 63 grams total carbs in ⅛ piece of a 9 inch pie according to Cronometer with 524 calories. Definitely not keto friendly and surely will spike ones blood sugar.
CARBS IN SUGAR FREE KETO PECAN PIE
Our low carb pecan pie is perfect for your ketogenic diet with just 3 g net carbs or total carbs are 6 g with 303 calories.
Won’t spike your blood sugar and honestly tastes like the real thing with a gooey filling!
The recipe card is at the bottom of this blog post with the full nutritional information.
KETO PECAN PIE FILLING INGREDIENTS
A sugar free version of a really good pecan pie starts with amazing keto-friendly ingredients.
The first step is choosing the right sugar substitute to replace regular sugar. I don’t like to use artificial sugar alcohols like Maltitol or sorbitol, because they cause severe GI upset in most people, including me.
To make a gooey pecan pie filling with the right amount of sweet taste, I am using two kinds of low carb sweeteners which I feel creates the best combo for an incredible homemade keto pecan pie.
The main ingredient is pecans of course, but please be sure to use raw, unsalted pecans.
Heavy cream and heavy whipping cream are the same thing so use either. I do not recommend swapping heavy cream with almond milk as it doesn’t have enough fat content and your pie filling will not be thick and gooey.
You could swap heavy cream with coconut milk if needed for a dairy free, but still great pecan pie.
Use unsalted butter as we are adding our own sea salt to the mixture. If you can’t have butter, you could use coconut oil for dairy free.
You need just one large egg at room temperature. We also add vanilla extract and cinnamon but you could also swap out the vanilla extract with maple extract if you prefer.
BEST SUGAR-FREE SWEETENER
The two sweeteners I am using are Allulose in the granulated form and Lakanto Golden Brown Monk Fruit sweetener.
Use allulose over white erythritol for the smoothest caramel. I like to use a mix of golden brown erythritol and allulose in this low carb pecan pie for smoothness and a buttery rich caramel.
If you only have liquid Allulose that could also be used. If you don’t have Lakanto golden sweetener, Swerve has a brown sugar substitute that would work as well.
Another option is Bocha Sweet.
If you can’t purchase Allulose where you live, you could also swap with Choczero’s maple pecan syrup which might be delicious though I’ve not tried it myself.
KETO PIE CRUST OPTIONS
We have a few buttery crust options for low carb pie crusts you might like. Today I am using an easy almond flour pie crust recipe that is quite easy to mix in your food processor and does not need to be baked prior to filling.
If you have an almond allergy you can easily swap the almond flour with sunflower seed flour in the same amount.
If you prefer to use my perfect coconut flour pie crust recipe you can use that instead of the crust recipe below.
I would par-bake the coconut flour pie crust just 5 minutes then add the pecan pie filling. Cover the flaky pie crust edges so they don’t burn.
MORE THANKSGIVING FAVORITE DESSERTS
Sugar Free Keto Low Carb Pecan Pie
2 ⅓ cup almond flour or sunflower seed flour1 pinch salt¼ cup melted butter1 large egg1 tablespoon Lakanto golden monk fruit sweetener
⅓ cup unsalted butter⅓ cup Allulose granulated⅓ cup Lakanto golden monk fruit sweetener⅔ cup heavy cream½ teaspoon sea salt flaked2 teaspoon vanilla extract or maple extract½ teaspoon ground cinnamon2 cup pecans chopped½ cup pecans whole1 large egg room temperature
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