Dairy-Free Keto Pecan Pie is a sugar-free version of classic Pecan Pie. Made with grain-free almond flour pie crust and delicious sugar-free caramel filling with the most delectable crunch from the pecans, this healthier dessert recipe is a wonderful treat to share with friends and family.
Truth: I didn’t try pecan pie until I was in college because I was convinced I wouldn’t like it.
Boy oh boy, was I incorrect!
Pecan pie is one of my favorites, thought I don’t eat it often, because it contains ingredients with which I don’t mix well (lots of dairy and sugar).
Traditional pecan pie is made primarily of butter, cream, and sugar. And pecans. DELICIOUS!
It is packed with nutty flavor and texture while boasting a gooey caramel-like appeal on top of a buttery crust. If you haven’t tried it, I highly encourage it!
Imagine caramel and a maple tree had a baby that exploded in your mouth with sultry bits of shortbread and softened nuts. That’s pretty much the experience you get with pecan pie. It goos so well.
In order to take a dairy-free and sugar-free approach, I swap all dairy with coconut oil and coconut milk (don’t worry, the pie does not taste like coconut), and a sugar-free sweetener.
The end result is a pecan pie that tastes buttery, is nice and sweet, yet is grain-free, sugar-free and keto friendly.
For those of you who don’t use sugar-free sweeteners (I didn’t for a long time while I was experiencing gut issues, because they aggravated my IBS), I have included an paleo option, which uses coconut sugar.
There are plenty of ways you can swap ingredients in this recipe to make it work for your diet. Just check out my Recipe Adaptations section to see all of the options!