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Paleo Pecan Pie

Paleo Pecan Pie! Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Oh my gosh, yes! It’s about time!

Pecan pie is a Christmas table staple in my family. I think of my Papa (grandfather) every time I have a bite. He loved pecan pie.

I’ve had this recipe in mind for quite a while. I couldn’t wait to bake and share it with you.

The crust has an awesome flavor but will crumble a bit when you’re plating slices. The filling is spot on and I think your family will love it.

I adapted the filling recipe from the always-trustworthy Pioneer Woman’s The Pie That’ll Make You Cry.

Merry Christmas!

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Paleo Pecan Pie

Ingredients:

CRUST:

3 cups Almond Meal

1.5 tsp Kosher Salt

1 tsp Baking Powder

½ cup Coconut Oil (room temperature)

1 Tbl Cool Water

FILLING:

Adapted from The Pioneer Woman

1.25 cups Crushed Pecans

1/3 cup Melted Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

½ tsp Kosher Salt

1 ½ cups Honey

3 Whole Eggs, Beaten

Directions:

CRUST:

In a food processor, mix the dry ingredients together (almond meal, salt, and baking powder).

Add the coconut oil and slowly pulse until it’s evenly mixed. It should have the consistence of peas.

Slowly add the water and pulse until it forms a dough-like texture.

Remove from food processor, roll into a ball and wrap in cling wrap.

Put the dough into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Dust a pastry board (or cutting board) with almond meal.

Place the ball of dough on the dry almond meal and roll out until it is about ¼” thick.

Keep dusting the top and bottom of dough with dry almond meal so that it doesn’t stick.

Getting the flattened dough into the pie pan is tricky, but I have faith in you. What worked best for me? It’s messy – prepare yourself. You’ll want to transition outside.

Place your pie pan upside down on top of the flattened dough and flip the board over upside down so the dough falls into the pie pan.

Cut the extra dough off of the pie pan rim and go back inside!

Another option, if the dough is sticking together well enough (will need to be cool for this), you can either pick it up with your hands and place it in the pan or use a large flat baking sheet to scrap it onto the pie pan.

FILLING:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pour the crushed pecans into the pie crust.

Mix all the wet ingredients together. Note that it helps to heat the honey if you’re having trouble stirring it with the other liquids.

Add in the rest of the filling ingredients and stir well.

Pour the filling into the pan on top of the pecans.

Depending on the depth of the pie pan, you may have too much filling. Don’t fill over the top of the line and save the rest for a personal pecan pie later J

Cover the pie with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

Let cool completely and enjoy!

Time: 20 minutes prep; 1 hour bake

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8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Oh, that looks so good! While your’re enjoying eating that, have a joyous and Merry Christmas!

    December 23, 2012
  2. Melissa #

    Can I replace the coconut oil in both the filling and the crust with something? Thanks!

    December 10, 2013
    • I’m sure you can! Fats are usually an even substitute.

      December 11, 2013
  3. Lawanda #

    Is there a alternate for honey in the recipe?

    December 14, 2013
    • You could use maple syrup!

      December 15, 2013
      • Lawanda #

        Thank you 🙂

        December 15, 2013
      • Lawanda #

        I’m making this. I have always loved pecan pie and its been awhile since i’ve had some after starting my weight loss journey 3 yrs ago. It’s nice to find a healthy version to try.

        December 15, 2013

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