Pecan Pie

Paleo Pecan Pie

PECAN PIE

This is nutty, sweet, crunchy and amazing. This is still very much a treat and should be treated as such. It is however completely gluten free and Paleo compliant with no refined sugar. It went down a storm at Christmas with my whole family!

Pie Crust

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 190
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and work it all together with your hands till it forms a doughy texture
  • Place your dough into an 8/9 inch pie dish and using your hands push it to cover the whole dish evenly, working it up the sides of the dish so it’s all covered in dough with a nice edge.
  • Bake for approx 15 mins till it’s nice and brown

Pie Filling

Ingredients

  • ½ cup honey
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 yolk (leftover from the crust)
  • 2 cups chopped pecans (I used my blender so they were very finely chopped )
  • 1 cup pecan halves to top it off to make it look pretty and add extra crunch

Method:

  • Pre heat your oven to 190 and toast your pecan halves for the top. This will take 5-8 mins. Do this while you bake your crust. Once they are done remove them and you are ready to do the filling.
  • Heat your honey and maple syrup over a medium heat until simmering
  • Beat eggs and yolk together
  • Temper your egg mix which means slowly add some of the hot liquid to your eggs stirring all the time.
  • Then with the remaining liquid off the heat stir in the tempered egg/liquid mixture all together
  • Stir in your salt, vanilla butter and finely chopped pecans. Stir well and butter should melt through.
  • Pour this mix into your crust ( if you have some excess mix its delicious with Greek yogurt J)
  • Arrange your toasted pecan halves on the top
  • Reduce the heat to 175 and bake for 30 mins
  • Do a jiggle test to make sure its set

Let it cool and serve!

Some Nobo ice-cream would be a fab addition to this.

1 pie yields 12 slices approx

MACROS PER SLICE:

Calories: 481

Fat: 37 grams

Protein: 9 grams

Carbs: 35 grams

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