Keto Pecan Pie
From time to time I’ve been known to enjoy a nice ketoriffic confection, but this keto pecan pie is my favorite (at least for the late fall/early winter months).
The pie crust is perfectly moist and flaky you’ll find it hard to believe it’s keto, but the star of the show is the gooey, chocolate-y, pecan-y center with a splash of bourbon thrown in if that’s your thing. We stumbled across an organic distillery called Split Rock here in Maine and since I had it on hand I added a bit of their bourbon to the pie, no shame.
When I first began eating keto I couldn’t have made this recipe, because the ingredients didn’t exist. Or at least they weren’t widely distributed, but Swerve’s Brown Sugar Replacement and Lily’s Chocolate Chips make this recipe a worthy replacement at the holiday table for its sugar laden inspiration.
It’s awesome that more and more companies are recognizing the growing mounds of scientific research supporting the ketogenic diet and producing low carb, sugar free products. Obviously I think the best diet is one abundant in whole foods, not sugar replacements and sweet treats, but everything in moderation right? (80/20 rule)
Traveling as we do it is interesting to hear the different dialects and accents from around the country, and the look of concentration when either Lauren or I speak as they try and discern the Tennessee Twang.
Last Year right outside Boston a woman told my wife she “sounded like sweet tea” which I thought was a very unique way of phrasing it. But to the point, the correct pronunciation of PECAN has been highly debated.
Do you say pee-KAHN, pee-CAN, PEE-can, Pick-AHN? Personally, when referring to a handful of pecans I would say pick-AHN, but when talking about the pie I say PEE-can. [US Dialect Map for Pecan]