Simply one the of the best low-carb desserts I've ever made, and so easy! I modified it by putting the crust in the freezer for 10 minutes, then cooking it empty for 10 min at 400 before filling, and used 2 cups pecans instead of 1.5 cups... Not at all liquidy, and crust was nice and firm...
I made this pie using a regular pastry crust rather than the almond, so my rating is for the filling only which I found to be less sweet than a normal pecan pie, but very tasty none the less. I stock two kinds of sugar-free maple syrup...E.D. Smith which is sweetened with Splenda, and is suitable for baking, another which is sweetened with aspartame, and is not appropriate for baking...I used the former, and my filling was thick enough to slice neatly and easily. I wonder if the problem with a watery filling reported in a review may have been the result of the syrup choice, rather than the recipe, since mine turned out well.
I made this for a guest on Atkins and both he and DH thought it tasted just like regular pecan pie. The only thing I'd do differently next time is maybe cook the crust first. It was a little too crumbly. I'll be making this again for sure.
When calculating the net carbs, I counted half the carbs from sugar alcohols. I cut the pie into 8 pieces, not 6 as in the recipe. I also used Sweetzfree (0 carbs) instead of granular Splenda. With Sweetzfree, the pie has 60 net carbs (7.5 net carbs each at 8 servings). If you use granular Splenda, add 24 to make 84 net carbs (10.5 net carbs each at 8 servings). If you use a Splenda quickpack, add only 8 net carbs to make it 68 (8.5 net carbs each at 8 servings). I ate this for breakfast this morning.... I hope you enjoy it.
Simply the BEST! Easy to make and very tasty
First of all, keep in mind that a low carb pecan pie is not going to taste like a real pecan pie. This is really more of a maple pecan quiche than pie. The eggs really take center stage as they are what holds it all together. The texture is sort of spongy as opposed to the normal gooey filling. The crust was very effective and tasty. I think with a bit of modification, this could be a good option for a nutty breakfast, snack, or side item, but calling it a pecan pie is a bit of a stretch. I think the people who said it was "just like the real thing" were either being very polite or have never had a proper pecan pie. Modifications: I used half soy flour and half flaxmeal, added vanilla extract, clove, cinnamon, and Splenda to the crust and froze for 10 minutes before baking it alone for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. The rest was done according to directions. Pros: Clear directions. Looks beautiful. Easy to cut. Easily modifiable. Cons: Taste is very egg-y. Not very sweet to our tastes. Sponge texture.
This recipe turned out horrendously. The inside looked like purplish-grey scrambled eggs. I followed the recipe exactly. Very disappointing.
I made the recipe almost exactly as written, with two exceptions.....I first baked the crust empty and I used two cups of pecans. I loved it, however, my dinner guests did not. They were expecting this low carb version to taste exactly like the sickening sweet regular pecan pie recipe. Oh well, can't please everyone. Since I had a lot left over, I cut up the pie and froze the individual slices. I hope it freezes well.
I made this as a diabetic dessert and it was surprisingly good. I reduced the Splenda by half because I find it's overly sweet and shortened the cooking time by 5 minutes because it looked done. I also took another commenter's suggestion and used 2 cups of pecans. This is definitely a keeper.
I made one-third of this recipe to test it out before the holidays (made it in a muffin pan). I followed the instructions exactly except I did not make the crust. My comments: This is pretty easy to make and the overall flavor is good. However, my final product was very soggy and runny-when I took it out of the pan, it sat in a pool of its own water. When I poked it with a fork, it crumbled into a soggy, crumbly, watery mess. The texture was not smooth as you would expect in a pecan pie.