Sugar Free Pecan Pie - Keto Recipe (2024)

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This keto pecan pie is the gooey sugar-free dessert of your dreams! It’seasy to make and has fewer carbs, so it fits perfectly into your keto diet.

I am so excited to bring you this updated sugar free keto pecan pie recipe! I’ve been working away at this one for a while because it’s one of my favorite holiday desserts. And I accept no less than perfection.

Words cannot express how much I love pecan pie. Ever since I was a little girl, it was one of my favourite desserts and I would order it any chance I got. We didn’t have it at home very often but if I was out to dinner, my eyes would always scan that dessert menu, searching out the beloved treat, almost before I ordered my main course.

If it was on the menu, I would happily tailor the rest of my meal so that I’d have room for some. I loved the richness, the gooey-ness and the buttery-ness. There was good pecan pie and there was bad pecan pie, but I really loved all of it. As a kid, sweet was sweet and even bad pecan pie was better than no pecan pie, in my young brain.

With such a pecan pie aficionado, you know you are in good hands when I develop a sugar free version.

What makes a good keto pecan pie?

  1. Rich pecan flavor with caramel undertones
  2. A gooey filling that holds together but oozes a bit as you cut into it
  3. A balanced sweetness. Sweet but not so sweet you want to jump up and brush your teeth after the first bite.
  4. A good sturdy pie crust that compliments the flavor without competing with it.

My original sugar-free pecan pie met all of the above requirements but it was quite a bit higher in carbs than I would like, to be honest. At that time, I was doing the best I could with the knowledge and ingredients that I had, but it was definitely a special occasion treat. A holiday indulgence, you might say.

But a great deal has changed for me since 2014. I’ve grown and expanded my skills in keto baking and I’ve explored new and improved keto products.

And I decided it was time to take a stab at improving my sugar free version of this classic holiday dessert. I can’t even express how thrilled I am with the results. What did I do differently?

Updated Sugar Free Keto Pecan Pie

  1. This recipe is now entirely sugar free. The original recipe used my old sugar free caramel which had a little bit of coconut sugar in it to give a caramel flavor and color. But now with Swerve Brown, I don’t find the need for it and it reduces the carb count significantly.
  2. I’ve significantly simplified the filling. Instead having to make the caramel sauce ahead, you simply melt butter with some Swerve Brown and some Bocha Sweet. If you can’t access these two sweeteners, I’ve provided an option for using all Swerve Granular with a bit of Yacon syrup and that still has a lower carb count than the original.
  3. My discovery that using a combination of Swerve and BochaSweet helps keep things softer and gooier has made an amazing difference to some of my dessert recipes. If you can get your hands on some BochaSweet, I definitely recommend it. But I don’t use it just on its own as I find it can actually make things TOO gooey. If there is such a thing!
  4. I have also simplified the pie crust. My easy Keto Pie Crust is so simple and so popular, I only wish I’d come up with it earlier! I can’t believe I spent so much time futzing around with more difficult versions of this. This is the best almond flour pie crust around.
  5. The original recipe was maple flavored. Which was very good of course and you can still swap out the vanilla extract for maple extract. But this version is a classic and I decided to go with vanilla this time. The choice is yours!

So that’s it, kids. That’s the whole dang story of this delicious ketopecan pie. Now stop reading, head to your kitchen, and make the darn thing. You can thank me later with your mouth full!

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Sugar Free Keto Pecan Pie

This is the ULTIMATE sugar-free pecan pie recipe. Gooey and rich, just like the real thing, but with a tiny fraction of the carbs. And it won for BEST Keto Pecan Pie from HighFalutin' Low Carb. Only 3g net carbs per serving!

4.74 from 137 votes

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: keto pecan pie, sugar free pecan pie

Prep Time: 25 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour hour

Total Time: 1 hour hour 25 minutes minutes

Servings: 10 servings

Calories: 438kcal



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  • Prepare the pie crust according to the directions and bake at 325F for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool while preparing the filling.

  • In a large saucepan over medium low heat, melt the butter with the two sweeteners, stirring until the sweeteners have dissolved. Bring to a simmer and cook about 3 minutes, until it darkens in color and thickens slightly. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

  • Once the syrup is cool, whisk in the vanilla and the salt, then whisk in the eggs until smooth and well combined.

  • Place the pecans in the cooled crust and pour the filling overtop. Return to the oven and bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until the filling is mostly set but the middle still jiggles slightly when shaken. Let cool completely before serving.

  • Note: If the crust is browning too quickly, cover the pie with aluminum foil, shiny side up, about halfway through the baking time. Let cool completely before serving.




If you don't have access to BochaSweet or allulose, try using 1 cup Swerve plus 2 teaspoons molasses or Yacon syrup. Each serving will have an extra gram of carbs and the filling may recrystallize a bit upon refrigeration.

You can also try replacing the BochaSweet with regular xylitol. It should give the same gooeyness to the filling. Please be careful if you have dogs because it is highly toxic to canines.

Storage Information:

Cover the keto pecan pie and store on the counter for 2 to 3 days, or in the fridge for up to 5 days. The pie can also be frozen after baking for several months.

Nutrition Facts

Sugar Free Keto Pecan Pie

Amount Per Serving (1 serving = 1/10th of pie)

Calories 438Calories from Fat 333

% Daily Value*

Fat 37g57%

Carbohydrates 6.8g2%

Fiber 3.9g16%

Protein 7.7g15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Dm says

    Sugar Free Pecan Pie - Keto Recipe (7)
    I have been craving pecan pie since thanksgiving…I had to try this recipe and so glad i did. It was easy to make and the middle was actually gooey…just like what a pecan pie should be. I only cooked it for 40 min but my oven seems to run hot. I wish I could post a photo. This is the real deal. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!


  2. Deborah says

    I was so looking forward to this recipe but it was a total flop and I ended up throwing it away. Even though I used Swerve brown and Bochasweet it was granular and there wasn’t any gooeyness. When I checked the pie at the minimum time (45 min), it was already firm throughout. I use an oven thermometer so my oven wasn’t hotter than it was set for. My Swerve brown was the new formulation. Can you help? I was really looking forward to a gooey pie.


    • Carolyn says

      Hi Deborah… I really don’t quite know what to say, since you used the specified ingredients. Although… what BochaSweet were you using? I believe they may have come out with one that is more erythritol, which of course would be an issue and would cause less gooeyness and some recrystallization.

      This is a gooey pie when I make it and I’ve made it countless times. But why would you throw it away? What a waste! Everything can be repurposed. You easily could have scooped some into a bowl, warmed it up, and served it with some ice cream!

      There is never any need to throw things away.


  3. Patricia Mongey says

    Hi. What size of pie pan is called for?


    • Carolyn says

      Standard pie pans are always 9 inches.


  4. Gayle says

    Sugar Free Pecan Pie - Keto Recipe (8)
    We made this for Thanksgiving, and it was a huge hit, thank you!
    Do you have a recipe (or suggestions) of how to make this fabulous pie with a pumpkin pie underneath? My husband had this once and we’re trying to figure out how to make a Pecan-Pumpkin Pie using your amazing recipes.


    • Carolyn says

      Hmmm, good question. I would probably aim for about 1/2 a pumpkin pie filling and then topping with about half of this?


  5. Jocelyne Slattery says

    Sugar Free Pecan Pie - Keto Recipe (9)
    Hi Carolyn,
    I am absolutely in love with this recipe… deserves more than 5 stars! Thank you so much! I am getting ready to do my holiday baking, you mention that it can be frozen, I am wondering if the texture is the same once it has thawed? I plan on impressing my NON keto gang with this pie 🥰. Thank you!
    P.S. I am “planning” to freeze a few if they make it to the freezer!


  6. Alison says

    What size pie pan should we use for this? Thanks!


    • Carolyn says

      A standard pie plate is always 9 inches.


  7. Carly says

    Sugar Free Pecan Pie - Keto Recipe (10)
    This was the first time I have ever made a pecan pie. I made it for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved it so much that I only had 1 slice left to bring home. I warmed up the last piece for my husband. His response after trying it? “This is sugar-free?? This is amazing.” He’s already asked if I could make another that he can bring to work and share with his co-workers. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!


  8. Baker Marla says

    if it had 2 eggs instead of 3, would that make it a bit gooier?


    • Carolyn says

      It’s already plenty gooey and you risk it not setting properly. I recommend making the recipe as written.


  9. Brenda says

    Sugar Free Pecan Pie - Keto Recipe (11)
    I made this yesterday for Thanksgiving today. Winner!!!! it was the best part part of the meal! thank you for the recipe!


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Sugar Free Pecan Pie - Keto Recipe (2024)


How many carbs are in a sugar free pecan pie? ›

​Carbs in Sugar Free Keto Pecan Pie

Our low carb pecan pie is perfect for your ketogenic diet with just 3 g net carbs or total carbs are 6 g with 303 calories.

Can Type 2 diabetics eat pecan pie? ›

With the crust, butter, and sugar needed, pies are a danger to blood sugar. Limit the serving by splitting a slice at the table with a family member. Pumpkin pie is a healthier choice than pecan pie which can have triple the amount of calories.

What is a substitute for Karo syrup in pecan pie? ›

For every one cup of corn syrup that the recipe calls for, use one cup of maple syrup instead. The great thing about maple syrup is it has some nutritional benefits. Maple syrup contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, such as Vitamin B6, calcium, niacin, potassium, and riboflavin.

Does pecan pie have a lot of sugar? ›

The filling is made of sugar, corn syrup, and pecans, which are also high in calories and fat. Pecan pie is also high in sugar, a single slice can contain around 20-30 grams of sugar.

What kind of pie has the least sugar? ›

Pumpkin, unlike pecan, only has 15 grams of added sugar, only half of pecan's added 30! The pie with the next least amount of sugar is apple pie.

Does sugar free pie have carbs? ›

Publix Bakery Sugar Free Apple Pie (0.17 pie) contains 34g total carbs, 33g net carbs, 13g fat, 3g protein, and 270 calories.

Do pecans help lower a1c? ›

Pecans have a very low glycemic index, which means that eating them does not cause a spike in blood sugar, even in people with diabetes. Eating pecans can even offset the effects of higher glycemic index foods when eaten as part of the same meal.

What nuts should diabetics avoid? ›

Avoid nuts that are coated in salt — Dobbins notes that sodium is bad for your blood pressure — and sugar. More bad news if you love the sweet-and-savory combo: Chocolate-covered peanuts and honey-roasted cashews are high in carbs and not the best choice when you have diabetes, Dobbins says.

Is it better to use light or dark Karo syrup for pecan pie? ›

Light and dark corn syrup can be used interchangeably in almost every instance, with slight flavor variances. In a pecan pie, for example, light corn syrup will contribute sweetness and a hint of vanilla, but that's about it. Dark corn syrup, in addition to sweetness, will add color and a more robust, toasty flavor.

What is a good substitute for corn syrup in pie? ›

The best corn syrup substitutes for baking are brown rice syrup, maple syrup, agave, tapioca syrup, honey, golden syrup, and black treacle. Whether you're avoiding using corn syrup, are allergic to corn, or don't have it on hand, there are a ton of substitutes for corn syrup to try instead.

What is the unhealthiest pie to eat? ›

Pork pie is quite unhealthy. A traditional British meat pie, eaten cold made of chopped pork, pork fat, and jellied pork stock.

Do pecans spike blood sugar? ›

Pecans have a very low glycemic index, which means that eating them does not cause a spike in blood sugar, even in people with diabetes. Eating pecans can even offset the effects of higher glycemic index foods when eaten as part of the same meal.

How many pecans should a diabetic eat? ›

A one-ounce serving of pecans (about 19 pecan halves) contains about 3g of fiber, which can help slow sugar absorption into your bloodstream. This can help prevent blood sugar spikes and crashes, which are common in people with diabetes.

How many carbs are in a keto pecan pie? ›

There are 2.2g net carbs in one slice of this delicious pecan pie, so you can afford to enjoy a few other types of dessert with it! Add some low-carb whipped cream on top. Or, scoop some keto ice cream and enjoy that on the side. This is one of the most delicious recipes for the holidays.

Is pecan pie high in carbs? ›

Pecan pie (1 piece - single crust - 1/8 of 9" pie) contains 63.8g total carbs, 61.9g net carbs, 29.9g fat, 5.4g protein, and 527 calories.

How many carbs are in sugar free butter pecan? ›

Breyers No Sugar Added Butter Pecan Ice Cream (0.5 cup) contains 13g total carbs, 7g net carbs, 5g fat, 2g protein, and 100 calories.

How many carbs in a keto pecan pie? ›

This keto pecan pie only takes 5 minutes to make, and you don't need to use the oven! And don't let the time fool you because this keto pie literally tastes like regular high sugar, high carb pecan pie. But it only has 2.5 NET CARBS per serving!

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