Cardamom Pecan Pie

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Holidays bring all kinds of challenges, but finding a healthy dessert shouldn’t be one of them. Our Cardamom Pecan Pie is not only gluten-free, but also uses all-natural ingredients and tastes just as good as its unhealthy counterparts! After tasting the unique flavor of ground cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg, people will be begging for the recipe.

This recipe is a little more involved, but we promise the extra effort will be well-worth the finished result! Take this recipe to any social or family event this holiday season, and just see if they can tell that it’s a healthy dessert. We’re willing to bet that they won’t!

Cardamom Pecan Pie

Cardamom Pecan Pie

Yields: 12 servings | Calories: 385 | Total Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 192mg | Carbohydrates: 35g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g | Protein: 7g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 16


    For Crust:
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, cold
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
    For Filling:
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teasppon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cup pecans, chopped


    For the Crust:
  1. In a blender or food processor combine flours, salt, oil, and egg. Pulse and gradually add water until mix forms a ball.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, carefully roll out dough and press into a 9 inch pie pan. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
    For Filling:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a sauce pot, combine maple syrup and molasses. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes. This will be very hot, be careful not to touch the syrup. Remove from heat and quickly whisk in sugar and butter until dissolved and melted.
  3. In a small bowl. whisk together egg, vanilla, salt, cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Quickly add this to the syrup mix while whisking quickly. Fold in pecans and pour into chilled crust.
  4. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Pie will be slightly puffed in the middle and will be set on the sides but slightly jiggly in the center. Allow to cool completely before slicing, preferably overnight. Cut and serve.

For more healthy holiday dessert recipes, see our Top 10 Holiday Dessert Recipes.

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