This week is all about making Thanksgiving desserts that those in your family who live the Paleo or Keto lifestyle can enjoy with you. Yesterday was Pumpkin Mousse, and today we’re taking on traditional pumpkin pie in a keto crust.
The great things about this crust is that it can be used for either sweet or savory pies and that, even if you have the most vocal of coconut haters, they shouldn’t be able to smell or taste that coconut is your secret ingredient.
Keto Low Carb Crust
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract- eliminate for savory
- 1/4 cup Swerve sweetener -eliminate for savory
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup butter cold cut into cubes
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Whisk the eggs, oil and vanilla extract in a food processor or stand mixer.
- In another bowl whisk the remaining ingredients together until combined.
- Pour the dry and wet mixture into a food processor.
- Add the cubed butter. Process by pulsing until it looks like crumbles.
- Spray a pie plate with cooking spray and pour crumbles into pie plate.
- Press with hands to form dough right in the pie plate. Alternately you can also roll out dough between two pieces of parchment paper and flip over into a 9 inch pie plate.
- Using a fork randomly make holes into the bottom of the crust.
- Bake the crust 10 minutes or until golden.
- Cover the crust edges with aluminum foil if using this for a savory or sweet pie that needs to be baked again, otherwise it will burn.
- Take crust out of the oven, cool completely, and add your filling.
Easy Low Carb Keto Pumpkin Pie
- 1 15-oz can Pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup Heavy cream (or coconut cream for dairy-free/paleo)
- 2 large Eggs (at room temperature)
- 2/3 cup Powdered erythritol (Swerve)
- 2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp Sea salt
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 tsp Blackstrap molasses (optional)
Beat together all ingredients at medium-low speed, until smooth. (Don’t over mix.)
When the pie crust is done baking, reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Cool the crust on the counter for at least 10 minutes, longer if you have time.
Pour the filling into the crust. Gently tap on the counter to release air bubbles.
Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the pie is almost set but still slightly jiggly in the center. (Check on it occasionally, and if you see the crust starts to brown too much, cover the crust edge with foil and return to the oven until the filling is done. It should still jiggle a bit in the center, like a custard before it sets.)
Cool completely on the counter, then refrigerate at least an hour before slicing. Pie can be refrigerated overnight.
Serving size: 1 slice, or 1/12 of entire pie
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories: 244 | Fat: 21g | Total Carbs: 8g | Net Carbs: 4g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Protein: 7g