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A low carb keto pecan pie recipe will make your holiday table complete! This one is so much like the real thing that no one will know the difference. I worked on this recipe for weeks to make it the best sugar-free pecan pie, and recently updated the filling with Besti powdered sweetener to make the texture even better than the older versions.
I hope you’ll find a spot for this keto pie recipe in your holiday celebrations — or anytime you want a special treat. If you want to try other keto pies, you’ll love keto pumpkin pie, low carb apple pie, or sugar-free coconut cream pie.
Most pecan pie recipes use corn syrup (or other syrups) and a sugar-y crust made with wheat. So, how to make sugar-free pecan pie without these?
The biggest difference is the filling. Instead of corn syrup, we’re going to use a variation of sugar-free caramel sauce, made with Besti powdered sweetener so that it’s perfectly smooth and gooey. Other erythritol or monk fruit sweeteners (including Lakanto and Swerve Brown) will crystallize or harden, but not Besti. 😉 Adding vanilla and maple extract makes this low carb pecan pie just like the real thing, and that caramel sauce solidifies to a decadent filling when cooled.
Why You’ll Love This Keto Pecan Pie Recipe
Sugar Free Pecan Pie Ingredients
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for keto friendly pecan pie, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
Low Carb Pecan Pie Crust Options
What about the sugar-free pecan pie crust? There are several options:
How To Make Keto Pecan Pie
This section shows how to make sugar free pecan pie, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique. For full instructions, see the recipe card below.
TIP: The caramel sauce should coat the back of a spoon. It should be thick, but not burnt.
Tips For The Best Keto Pecan Pie
To avoid any issues making your pie, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Can You Make Low Carb Pecan Pie Ahead?
Yes! In fact, keto pecan pie is best made ahead in general, since it needs to chill to firm up.
There are several parts that you can make ahead:
Make the sugar-free pecan pie crust ahead.
You can keep it on the counter for a day, or store it in the fridge for a few days before using it for your keto pecan pie.
Make the low carb pecan pie filling ahead.
This is steps 3 to 5 on the recipe card. After making the filling, you can store it in the fridge in a glass container.
When you are ready to use it, reheat it on the stove over very low heat to make it pourable again.
Be very careful not to overheat, because the filling can separate and clump if it gets to hot. If this happens, sometimes you can bring it back together in a blender.
Make the entire keto pecan pie recipe ahead.
This is the best option! Low carb pecan pie stores quite well, and you need to chill it anyway, so it’s perfect for making ahead.
Besides, doing the whole thing at once avoids any risk with the filling separating during reheating.
You can store prepared pecan pie in the fridge for up to a week.
Can You Freeze Sugar Free Pecan Pie?
Yes, you can! Wrap it in plastic wrap or foil to prevent freezer burn. Thaw in the fridge at least overnight.
What Else To Serve For Keto Thanksgiving
This keto pecan pie recipe is perfect for dessert, but here are some ideas for what to serve for your main meal before it:
Tools To Make Keto Pecan Pie
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This keto pecan pie recipe is the only one you’ll ever need for the best sugar-free pecan pie ever! Easy to make and just like the real thing.
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Tap on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
Meanwhile, make the filling. In a large saute pan (not a saucepan!) over medium-low heat, heat the butter and Besti for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until dark golden brown.
When golden, add the cream and sea salt. Bring to a gentle simmer. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until bubbly, dark golden and thick. The caramel sauce should coat the back of a spoon.
Remove the sauce from heat. Stir in the vanilla and maple extracts.
Let pie crust and caramel sauce cool separately for 15 to 20 minutes, until warm but not hot. While they are cooling, you can either leave the oven on (you will need it again) or preheat it to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) again when the cooling time is almost up.
Once caramel sauce has cooled enough not to cook an egg being added to it (warm is fine), whisk in the egg.
Place chopped pecans evenly into the crust. Pour the caramel/egg mixture over the pecans. Top with pecan halves.
Cover the edges of the pie crust with foil, leaving the center open.
Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, until the top is dark brown and the filling is bubbly, thick, and almost set (it should no longer jiggle but will still look a little wet).
Cool completely to set. For best results, chill for at least 1 hour before slicing.
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Serving size: 1 slice, or 1/12 of entire pie
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