Paleo Pecan Pie

by livingfreelygf

It is that time of year and I am baking pies like nobody’s business. For me that means I need a kick ass paleo pecan pie recipe that won’t give me a bigger ass then I already have. So, I knew I needed a paleo pecan pie with grain free option for all of my pies this year. I wanted healthy pecan pie because this time of year I need to enjoy my food and not feel bad about it. You feel me?

Traditional pecan pie is made with corn syrup. This is how I have always made it. Easy peasy. Pecan pie in general is a pretty simple pie to make. However, my son has a mild corn allergy that we are in the process of getting under control, so this was a big no no.

Paleo Pecan Pie

Healthy Pecan Pie on the table with a slice on a plate

The way my mind works is if I am taking out the corn syrup, then I’m going all out and making this recipe paleo with a grain free option. I know in general I love eating paleo and a lot of you do too! My grain free and paleo recipes have been performing really well and you keep asking for more.

I created the Paleo Pie Crust for this and you can use this crust for ANYTHING. OMG you are going to love it, so make sure to save this recipe. If you don’t care about the crust being paleo, I have a gluten free and vegan pie crust recipe too.

 

Healthy Pecan Pie

Gluten Free Pecan Pie on the table

 

The next step was figuring out the filling. How does one replace corn syrup? Well, how about an extra egg and maple syrup… Yes, oh yes. It worked like a charm. You can make this pie 2 ways, grain free or paleo.

For the paleo version you just use coconut sugar and ghee. For the grain free version, use brown sugar and regular butter (or vegan butter). Whatever works for you.

How do I make this Healthy Pecan Pie?

Slice of Gluten Free Pecan Pie

It’s sooooo easy! First you will need your pie crust. Then you preheat the oven to 350ºF. In a bowl add the coconut sugar, ghee, eggs, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Mix for about 3 minutes on medium speed. Add most of the pecans to the bottom of the pie crust and then pour the mixture from the bowl on top. Add the rest of the pecans on top (you can get fancy with this if you want).

Process ShotsBake at 350ºF for about 50 minutes or until the filling is set and a toothpick comes out clean.

If you don’t want this to be paleo you can simply swap the coconut sugar for brown sugar and the ghee for butter or vegan butter. You are going to love this! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Enjoy!

Paleo Pecan Pie

Healthy Pecan Pie

Healthy Pecan Pie

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Paleo Pecan Pie

The perfect paleo pecan pie that the entire family will love! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Corn Free Pecan Pie, Paleo Pecan Pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 726 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Pecan Halves
  • 1 Cup Coconut Sugar or Brown Sugar (grain free option)
  • Dash of Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Cinnamon
  • Cup Ghee or Melted Butter or Vegan Butter (grain free option)
  • ¾ Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 ½ tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 Paleo Pie Crust
  • 3 Eggs

Instructions

  1. In a bowl add the coconut sugar, ghee, eggs, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Mix for about 3 minutes on medium speed.

  2. Add most of the pecans to the bottom of the pie crust and then pour the mixture from the bowl on top.

  3. Add the rest of the pecans on top (you can get fancy with this if you want).

  4. Bake at 350ºF for 50 minutes or until the filling is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Pecan Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 726 Calories from Fat 2979
% Daily Value*
Fat 331g509%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 170mg7%
Potassium 176mg5%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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