Paleo-friendly Pecan Pie | Plus get a FREE jar of Paleo Mayo from Thrive!

Thanksgiving is just ONE WEEK FROM TODAY.

Did that make you break out into a sweat, or maybe even panic a little bit? Don’t worry: we have you covered with last week’s blog post that showcases over 50 Paleo-friendly Thanksgiving Recipes. And today we are excited to add ONE MORE to the collection, thus completing the holy Trinity of Grain-free Thanksgiving Pies.

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The “Pie Course” of Thanksgiving is perhaps just as highly anticipated as having the Turkey itself (hey, at least for us, it is!) Today we’ve added the Pecan Pie recipe to Primal Palate from our second cookbook, Gather (which is all about grain-free holiday entertaining). That book still holds a very special place in our hearts! If you don’t have Gather yet, or aren’t sure you want the book, we are sending out a VERY special email to our subscribers on Saturday morning that will include a few Thanksgiving recipes from Gather. If you aren’t a subscriber to our newsletter, you can subscribe here.


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Along with our Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, and Hayley’s Apple Pie, this recipe literally completes the trifecta of pies that are expected at Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy it! You can find this recipe at the bottom of the post, but don’t miss this awesome offer from Primal Kitchen Foods and Thrive Market below!


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Pecan Pie (from Gather)

Pecan pie is a tried and true Thanksgiving dessert. If you and your guests have saved any room for pie (which you should have), a slice will taste delicious with a cup of coffee.

Serves: 10

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the blanched almond flour, salt, and baking soda.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine the melted palm shortening, maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until it reaches a dough consistency. Pat the dough into a 9-inch glass pie dish, and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Remove the crust from the oven to cool. Keep the oven set at 325 degrees.
  3. In a standing mixer, combine the eggs, maple syrup, molasses, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  4. In a small saucepan, heat the dates and water on low heat for 30 seconds. Then, mash the dates with a fork. Add the date mixture to the standing mixer, and combine them with the other ingredients. Add the salt, coconut flour, and melted butter, and mix until smooth.
  5. Lay the chopped pecans on the bottom of the pie crust. Pour in the filling, and bake the pie for 20 minutes. Remove the pie from the oven, and garnish it with the pecan halves.
  6. Put the pie back in the oven, and bake it for an additional 30 minutes. Cool the pie, and refrigerate it until time to serve. It can be made a day ahead of time.

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    1. kimsco3
      November 19, 2015

      There’s molasses listed in the directions, but not in the ingredients list. Help!

      1. November 19, 2015

        GOOD CATCH. It was supposed to be 2 Tbsp. I’ve amended the recipe. Thank you so much for letting me know!

    2. November 19, 2015

      I love pecan pie! This looks like a great version to bring to a “friendsgiving” next weekend. Can you let us (me and the above poster) know how much molasses to use?

      1. November 19, 2015

        Hey Nora! It’s 2 Tbsp. I’ve revised the recipe! oops! -Bill

    3. kroberts
      November 25, 2015

      Do you have a substitution for the butter in the filling? I am dairy free.I was thinking ghee? Or coconut oil?

    4. November 25, 2015

      kroberts – Ghee should work. I’m about to make this myself tonight. 🙂 Enjoy!

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