This delicious keto pumpkin pecan glazed pie is a tasty cross between a pumpkin and a pecan pie. It’s one low carb pie that allows you to enjoy the best of two flavor profiles.
Rather than make two keto pies during the holidays, why not create one pie that lets you satisfy more cravings without the added work?
Family and friends will be thoroughly impressed when you bring this pie to the table and tell them that it’s a keto pumpkin pecan pie.
I love sharing my keto recipes with non-keto folks and to use it as an opportunity to teach them our lifestyle.
And if I can keep the holidays stress free by making one pie that combines these two seasonal favorites why not? Plus it makes a tasty teaching moment.
As a pumpkin fan, I invite you to also check out our recipe for keto pumpkin cheesecake; it’s one our readers love. And while you’re at it you might also want to visit our collection of Keto Pumpkin Recipes.
Keto Pumpkin Pecan Pie
The combination of creamy pumpkin with the crunch of the glazed pecans makes it an irresistible keto dessert. It’s a nice departure from the more traditional pie recipe.
However, if you’re wanting a more classic pumpkin pie, you should still put this pecan version on your list of low carb fall recipes to try.
Then for a traditional keto pumpkin pie, just leave out the pecan topping.
But for those who are fans of pecan pie and are wanting a keto-friendly recipe, you’ll appreciate this lovely pecan topping.
The best way I can describe the pecan topping of this pumpkin pie is that it has sort of a praline quality.
And as far as the crust goes, the use of coconut flour is what comes closest to a wheat crust. It has the perfect texture making your taste buds think you are cheating. But thankfully, you’re not.
How To Make A Keto Pumpkin Pecan Glazed Pie
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Do note that the full printable recipe is at the bottom of the post. But I hope you stick around and get all the tips to ensure you get the same results
- Pumpkin puree
- Eggs, room temperature
- Heavy Cream
- Pecan halves
- Coconut flour
- Sugar-substitute, Lakanto granulated
- Unsalted butter
- Vanilla extract
- Cinnamon powder
- Ground nutmeg
- Allspice powder
- Ground ginger
In order to successfully make your sugar-free pecan glazed pumpkin pie, you will need to keep in mind a few key things. For one, you’ll want to make sure that you are using pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.
Pumpkin puree does not have any sugar or spices added. This is vital because if you inadvertently use the pumpkin pie filling you will end up with a very high in carb pie instead.
A mishap like that will kick you out of ketosis rather quickly. So choose wisely.
The pecans are glazed with my sugar-substitute of choice Lakanto Classic, it’s an erythritol monk fruit blend. If you’re not familiar with this sugar alternative you’re in for a real treat.
Erythritol, unlike other sugar alcohols, has a 0 % impact on blood sugar. It is completely safe to eat on a keto diet and you do not need to count the carbs in your net carb count for the day.
Because erythritol is a sugar alcohol that is 90% processed in the small intestine, the human body cannot derive energy from erythritol (hence the low-calorie count), and it has 0 glycemic impacts and load (no insulin response).
Sugar Substitute Options
When it comes to choosing which sugar-substitute to use for this pie, I have several for you to choose from.
Like I mentioned earlier my go-to choice is Lakanto Monk Fruit because the texture is spot on and since there is barely any aftertaste.
I’m also partial to Swerve an erythritol blend. Similar to Lakanto it uses sugar alcohols and has a 0 % impact on blood sugar.
You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure for this pumpkin pie. But if using Pyure you will want to use 1/2 the amount called for in this recipe since it’s way sweeter.
Lastly, if you can’t easily find a more natural sugar substitute you can also use Splenda with great success.
You will want to use the Splenda that has a bulking agent. It’s the one that comes in larger bags. I don’t recommend Splenda Bake because it’s actually half sugar half sucralose product and will be too high in carbs to be considered keto-friendly.
Tips On How To Get A Perfect Keto Pumpkin Pecan Pie
- You’ll need to bake the crust first to ensure it has the perfect texture. After all no one likes soggy pie crust. That said, I don’t find the need to add baking beans, etc. to the pie crust but you can if you so choose to.
- After the crust is baked and you add the pie filling shield the crust with foil so that it does not brown too much.
- Note that the crust does not go all the way to the top so no crimping is necessary.
- Instead of foil, you can alternatively use an adjustable pie crust shield.
- Similar to traditional pumpkin pies I first bake the pie at 425 degrees for the first 15 minutes and then lower the temperature to 350 and bake the pie for an additional 30-35 minutes until the pie fully bakes.
- While the pie bakes you can make the glazed pecans. Once the pie has fully cooled you can add the topping.
Long gone are the days when I used to load my holiday table with high carb sugar overflowing desserts. If you join us for the holidays, you’ll find options for dessert like this low carb pecan pumpkin pie instead.
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Keto Pumpkin Pie Filling
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar substitute ( I used Lakanto)
- 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon of ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
- ½ cup (of cooled melted butter)
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup of coconut flour
Keto Candied Pecan Topping
- 1 1/2 cups pecan pieces
- 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar substitute ( I used Lakanto)
- 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt the butter in pan or microwave and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Once the butter has cooled in a medium-sized bowl combine the the coconut flour, eggs, sea salt, and cooled butter until the dough forms.
- Press the crust to the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degrees’ oven for 25 minutes or until lightly brown.
- Place pie crust on a baking rack to cool.
- Raise the oven to 450 degrees.
- In large mixing bowl using an electric mixer set to medium speed, combine the pumpkin puree, heavy whipping cream, eggs, sugar-substitute, vanilla extract and spices. Mix all the ingredients together until fully combined.
- Pour the pie filling unto the cooked and cooled pie crust.
- Add foil to the edges of the pie or use adjustable pie crust shield.
- Bake pumpkin pie for 15 minutes at 425 degrees then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and bake the pie for 30-35 until pie fully cooks.
- Allow to the pie to cool on baking rack.
Keto "Candied" Pecans
- In a hot skillet set to medium- high melt the unsalted butter.
- Using a silicon lined spoon stir in the the sugar-substitute and combine well making sure to disolve the sugar in the butter.
- Next stir in the pecan halves and sea salt.
- Once the pecans are coved in the glaze add the 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and quickly stir.
- Then when the heavy cream bubbles up and evaporates pour the candied pecans to baking sheet lined with parchment paper and allow to fully cool.
- Lastly, add the candied pecans on top of cooked and cooled pumpkin pie. I choose to add the pecans in a circular pattern.
- Serve the pie with a dollop of whip cream.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350 Total Fat: 22.8g Saturated Fat: 12.8g Cholesterol: 165mg Sodium: 132mg Carbohydrates: 5.9g Net Carbohydrates: 4.1g Fiber: 1.8g Sugar: 1.9g Protein: 5.3g