Dec 16, 2014
Classic Pecan Pie ~ No Sugar and No Corn Syrup!
Pecan pie is such a popular holiday dessert that I just had to create a healthy one for you… almost every recipe out there for this sweet treat is loaded with sugar AND corn syrup. Not to mention eggs, which of course I don’t eat. And butter! No.
What about corn syrup, anyway? Is it the same as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)? No. Not generally, although some food companies actually add HFCS to their corn syrup. Both products are made from corn starch, but regular corn syrup is 100 percent glucose, while high-fructose corn syrup has had some of its glucose converted to fructose enzymatically. Either way, it’s best to avoid these products which deliver a wallop of sugar in a short period of time into the bloodstream and tax the poor pancreas to keep up. Empty calories in the extreme.
For the crust, I used my 2-Ingredient Grain-free Pie Crust, made with almond flour and ground flax seeds.
Growing up, we always had a pecan pie on the table, for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I was never a big fan, probably because it was just way too sweet for me. But I have been eating THIS pie! It’s so deliciously decadent, not overly sweet, but definitely sweet enough and made from whole foods. I hope you’ll try it!
|The pie will be puffed up in the center when it’s done baking… like this! Then it will settle.|