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Old 09-16-2004, 07:56 AM   #1
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help! I need a recipe for pecan pie/tarts/bars

Does anyone have a good low-carb recipe for pecan pie (or bars)? I'm craving it so much, ever since I found a 2 lb bag of pecans at costco. I suppose I could use a lemon bar recipe, substituting pecans for lemon juice.
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Old 09-16-2004, 08:25 AM   #2
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Look at this thread: Pecan Pie
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Old 09-16-2004, 08:43 AM   #3
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This is not your typical pecan pie, but I LOVE it. It's my very favorite, adapted from my mom's old recipe. I don't see why these couldn't be made into bars too - maybe with a graham cracker type crust - I think I'll try it!

Pecan Chess Pie

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar substitute (I used part erythritol/splenda)
1/4 c. whey protein powder (this used to be flour)
6 egg yolks (I have used 3 eggs instead -when I made it in the
old days with flour, but I think all yolks tastes better)
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum (opt.)
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 c. cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 8" LC pie crust shell
2/3 c. coarsely chopped pecans

Cream butter, add sugar substitute, beat until light and fluffy. Add whey powder, xanthan gum, salt and egg yolks, mix well. Stir in cream and vanilla. Pour into pie shell and sprinkle nuts over top. Bake at 325 about 45 minutes (until browned and set.) It's very rich, so I cut it into 12 pieces instead of 8, and serve it with SF whipped cream.
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Old 09-16-2004, 10:57 AM   #4
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This one's from Dana Carpender's newsletter (Dec. 17, 2003). It's really good and I usually use chocolate made with erithritol but I guess you could skip the chocolate part if you don't want it. Also it's really good with a crust that Dana uses for her pumpkin pie in her 500 LC recipes book but you can use any crust you want. I got molasses SF syrup from Nature's Flavors and it works perfectly in this recipe:
Chocolate Pecan Pie

This recipe is only for the filling, I'm afraid, but it sounded so good I didn't want to skip it.

Low Carb Chocolate Pecan Pie Filling

3 eggs

1/2 cup Splenda flavored molasses syrup (check your etailer)

24 packets Splenda (be aware that this is sweeter than Granular Splenda - read the box to convert.)

4 Tbsp melted butter

1 1/2 cups pecan halves, toasted and cooled

6 oz. sugar free chocolate chunks or chips

Toast pecans on cookie sheet until just starting to brown. Set aside.

Whisk eggs with Splenda syrup and Splenda. Blend in

melted butter. Sprinkle chocolate and pecans over your favorite low carb pie crust.

Pour filling over chocolate and pecans. Bake at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

Cool after removing from oven. Chill before serving. Cut with serrated knife.

By the way, for those of you in Louisville, KY, this sounds passably close to Derby Pie!

I don't have carb or calorie counts for this but maybe someone with MasterCook can help you out.

My BF loves this recipe and I also served it to his family and they absolutely loved it. They said it tastes a lot like a brownie pecan pie (I usually serve it warm).

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Thanks for all the great ideas!
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