And of course, as always this best pecan pie ever recipe is grain-FREE, gluten-FREE, refined sugar-FREE, dairy-FREE, soy-FREE, chemical-FREE & GUILT-FREE! Yay. And fyi, if you like the Paleo Diet, Gaps Diet, Flat Belly Diet, Mediterranean Diet, and South Beach diet, you’re about to fall in LOVE…
The Best Pecan Pie Ever. Must I say more? Of course you know the answer to that. Oh and psst, this recipe is in our new “Beauty In Every Bite Desserts” Cookbook 🙂
I have a really adorable friend, Rachelle, who also happens to be a nutritionist. So I offered to send her a copy of our Dessert cookbook to review. When she wrote back, she mentioned she was really excited to get it and was hoping it would contain some sort of yummy pecan pie recipe.
OH. Silence. I gulped.
What had I been thinking? I LOVE Pecan Pie. Every Christmas for 15+ years the Alexanders who lived right across the street would bring us a savory warm Pecan Pie right out of their oven. Gorg. And delicious.
But life changed after I reinvented my diet. After that, I would look at those beautiful Alexander pies and drool. That was something I missed. So I would stare at them blankly, and munch on a pecan instead.
So of course!!! It was time to make the best pecan pie ever. And I think we need to thank Rachelle for this recipe. I know your taste buds will anyway. That’s for sure.
I guess there was only one glitch to making the best pecan pie ever. Being the recovering perfectionist that I am, I was determined that this recipe needed to be out of this world. OK, so maybe I’m not recovering. Argh.
So I did some figuring, and some baking, and…other than the fact that I blew up my dehydrator drying my pecans, this pie seriously came together magically! It’s so delicious and really very easy to make. (the dehydrator didn’t fair so well–it literally blew up in flames and luckily I still have a kitchen to bake in, but that’s another story.. and I’ll end that one with–I don’t really trust American Harvester Dehydrators anymore–eek!) Did you know that I called them and they wouldn’t even stand behind it? Wow. And phew on them. Hello Excalibur.
And btw, don’t panic, you really don’t need a dehydrator to make this recipe, either. I just like to presoak and dry all of my nuts because they do have a protective coating that can be a little toxic for our tummies and can cause cramps and icky things like that. So that’s just me. You can do what you want. I have a feeling you probably will anyway. So enough about that.
Another exciting moment (in the making of this pie) was when I realized that my beautiful marble rolling pin..was ahemmm, gone! Vanished. Then I remembered–I had thrown it out when I had learned how to eat healthy. I remember thinking I would never use that thing again–so I donated it to a local thrift store. Ummmm WHAT?!! Slap.
So when I rolled out this actual crust, I just used a filled water bottle. It worked, well kinda. So I really just pressed the dough into the pie dish, but it still worked just fine. I do recommend rolling it out with a rolling pin, but when you don’t have one for some really dumb reason, don’t panic, there’s always another option. Kinda like life, huh? 🙂
Let us know how you love this recipe, the best pecan pie ever…perfect for any time, but sure to be a HUGE hit for the holidays! And if it’s not a holiday when you make it, guess what? It will taste like one at least. 🙂
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The Best Pecan Pie Ever
3/4 cup organic tapioca starch
3/4 cup organic almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan sea salt
1/2 cup extra virgin , cold pressed coconut oil
5-6 tablespoons filtered water
1/3 cup raw honey
1 cup coconut sugar
3 tablespoons extra virgin , cold pressed coconut oil
a pinch of pink himalayan sea salt
2 cups raw organic pecan halves