Maple Pecan Pie

By Avera

Toasted pecans taste even better in the sweet maple filling of this heavenly pie, yet it has a fraction of the usual carbs.

Maple Pecan Pie
Ingredients
  • Servings 8

  • Crust:

  • 1/2 cup finely ground blanched almonds

  • 1/4 cup soy powder

  • 3 packets sugar substitute

  • 1/2 stick butter, melted

  • Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar free pancake syrup

  • 4 eggs

  • 18 packets sugar substitute

  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups toasted pecan pieces

Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350F. Mix ground almonds, soy mix, and sugar substitute in a large bowl. Stir in butter with a fork. Chill crumb mixture 20 minutes. With your fingertips press crumb mixture on bottom and sides of a 9 pie plate. Bake 7 minutes, until browned and set. Remove from oven; cool. Increase oven temperature to 375F.For filling, bring sugar free syrup to a simmer in a small saucepan. Cook 10 minutes, until reduced by half. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.In a large bowl, whisk eggs, sugar substitute, melted butter and extract. Whisk in syrup. Add toasted pecans and combine well. Pour mixture into prepared piecrust and bake 20 minutes until edges are firm (center will be quivery). Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
1
Net Carbs
9.0 grams
Fiber
3.5 grams
Protein
7.5 grams
Fat
39.5 grams
Calories
417

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18 replies

DocPMK
DocPMK 2013-11-21 23:25:28 -0600 Report

417 calories for a dessert? There would have to be some substantial reductions (and that may not be possible) before this would be an appropriate choice, even if it is low in carbs. That's half to 2/3 of the calories for a single meal and there are only 7.5 g of protein! Very poor choice for a diabetic or someone trying to lose weight (or even just maintain a normal weight!). Come on!

Brenin
Brenin 2013-11-18 18:22:08 -0600 Report

I don't mind this recipe… I think I would make a couple of changes to make it a fit for me dietetically.

Vronica
Vronica 2013-11-18 18:03:43 -0600 Report

I am new to this website and being diabetic. I registered for this site to get recipes but I am discouraged in knowing that professionals are not monitoring what people post. I am not sure if I am willing to trust my health to just anyone or can trust what is said. I hope I don't offend.

charles citizen
charles citizen 2013-08-11 19:03:08 -0500 Report

Walden Farms makes a zero calorie maple syrup which is fairly decent tasting. Use Almond flour instead of ground almonds, & Stevia & Splenda.

mkbaird
mkbaird 2013-08-11 11:37:53 -0500 Report

Ok I see two places where sugar substitute is called for; 1 3 packets and 2 18 packets. What's the real deal on this?

Degibu
Degibu 2011-12-22 09:01:14 -0600 Report

Whitecloud, I'm wondering if you're actually a diabetic, because if you think that sugar isn't DEADLY to us, you don't understand your disease. Some artificial sweeteners are better than others, but sorry, sugar doesn't even enter my house.

LULU'
LULU' 2011-12-21 17:29:17 -0600 Report

HELLO, SO WHERE CAN I FIND SUGAR FREE MAPPLE SYRUP…THANKS EVERYBODY…I'M A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK…LOOK FOWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW YOU ALL…

bradk
bradk 2011-12-21 07:55:12 -0600 Report

Sugar free syrup is almost pure HFCS. At least the bottle we have at our house. Pure maple syrup is 100% natural and has many health benefits. I say keep it real and moderate your portion sizes and servings.

ROSHC
ROSHC 2010-12-23 07:29:56 -0600 Report

pecan pie is my favorite but never saw a low carb recipe. I will try this one. Thanks

joanne denison
joanne denison 2010-12-22 20:36:44 -0600 Report

some people are sensitive to aspertame, others not. i'm not and neither is my family. of course, it still is not 0 on the glycemic index like stevia, but stevia still has a "different" taste. so what i usually do is substitute half splenda and half stevia. i gotta agree with you on the stevia. it stabilizes blood sugar and is 0 GI.

but WHAT a great recipe. i love the use of almond flour in the crust. i love going low carb on desserts by doing this.

good job.

whitecloud
whitecloud 2010-12-22 12:55:47 -0600 Report

I'm sorry, but the sugar substitutes are far more dangerous to our health than even the sugar. How about stevia or something? Read ab;out the effect of aspertine etc. on a google search.

Avera
Avera 2008-11-07 19:24:45 -0600 Report

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