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Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie

This isn't your ordinary pecan pie, there's no corn syrup, no refined sugars, and no grains. As if that wasn't good enough, through in some soy-free, dairy-free chocolate chips. It's so good, nobody will guess it's paleo.
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Calories: 660kcal

Ingredients

CRUST

  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
  • ½ tsp Grass-Fed Gelatin like Great Lakes
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Sugar or Maple Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg Yolk
  • 8 Tbsp Ghee cold, cut into chunkor Unsalted Grass-Fed Butter (cold, cut into tablespoons

FILLING

  • 1 cup Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cup Coconut Sugar
  • ¼ cup Ghee or Grass-Fed Butter cut into chunks
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Powder see notes
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Milk full-fat canned
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 cup Pecans roughly chopped
  • cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips divided

Instructions

Crust Instructions

  • Combine the almond flour, coconut flour, gelatin, sea salt and coconut sugar in a large bowl. Stir to combine everything evenly.
  • Add the egg yolk and ghee/butter to the bowl and cut in with a pastry blender or the back of a fork. Continue until the mixture is crumbly and easily presses together in your hands.
  • Dump the crust mixture into a pie dish or tart pan. Press the mixture evenly across the bottom and up the sides.
  • Refrigerate the crust while you prepare the filling.

Pie Filling Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Add the coconut sugar and ghee/butter to a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer, add the maple syrup and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the temperature reaches 225°F (reduce by 2 degrees for every 1,000 feet in altitude).
  • When the syrup reaches the right temperature, remove from heat and pour over the ghee and coconut sugar in the bowl and let site for a few minutes to melt the ghee and dissolve the sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Add the chia powder, coconut milk, and vanilla to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Slowly pour the eggs into the syrup mixture, whisking continually. The mixture is hot and you don't want scrambled eggs.
  • Finally, add the pecans and ½ of the chocolate chips. Mix evenly.
  • Remove the pie crust from the refrigerator and pour the filling into the crust. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top. Garnish with a few pecan halves, if desired.
  • Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and continue baking for 20-30 minutes, or until center is set.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Notes

To make chia powder, just add some chia seeds to a blender or food processor and process until it's a fine powder. Store extra in the refrigerator.