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Dark Cherry Crunch Pie

16. August 2013|Martina|6

Yesterday, I posted my Dark Cherry Chia Jam recipe and in this post I'll show you how to use it to make this amazing low-carb pie! It's great for those that suffer from food allergies. As all my recipes, it's grain-free and sugar-free. Additionally, this pie is egg-free and dairy-free.

I made it last weekend when I visited friends and it was a big success - didn't last more than a few hours! :-)

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Preparation time:

Hands-on:        15 minutes
Overall:      35-45 minutes  

Nutritional values (per serving):

Total Carbs13.4grams
Fiber7grams
Net Carbs6.4grams
Protein8.2grams
Fat28.8grams
of which Saturated12.6grams
Energy307kcal
Potassium281mg

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (8.1%), protein (10.3%), fat (81.6%)

Ingredients (makes 8 servings):

Crust:

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut (75g / 2.6 oz) => you can avoid all nuts (pecans and almond flour) and use just coconut (use ⅓ cup coconut flour and ½ cup more of desiccated coconut)
  • 1 cup almond flour (100g / 3.5 oz)
  • ½ cup pecan nuts, coarsely chopped (50g / 1.8 oz)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil, melted (40g / 1.4 oz)
  • ¼ cup Erythritol (non GMO) or other healthy natural low-carb sweetener from this list (40g / 1.4 oz)
  • 10-15 drops liquid Stevia extract (Clear / Vanilla / Coconut)

Topping:

Note: When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F. Coarsely chop the pecan nuts and mix them in a bowl with desiccated coconut, almond flour and melted coconut oil. Add Erythritol and stevia and mix well.
    Note: For the pecan nuts, I used a blender and pulsed them a few times. Do not use fine coconut flour in this recipe. It won't work, as it's too dry and the crust wouldn't be good. Using roughly shredded desiccated coconut will give the pie a nice crunch.
  2. Press the mixture into a tart baking dish and create edges using your fingers. Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Keep an eye on it to prevent burning (nut flours get burnt easily if the temperature is too high).
    Note: I used a 23 cm / 9 inch baking dish but a smaller one would work, too. Don't use too large baking dish or it will be difficult to handle.
  3. Remove from the oven, place on a rack and fill with Dark Cherry Chia Jam (recipe is here).
  4. Spread the jam all over the pie.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the flaked almonds, coconut flakes and melted coconut oil. Add Erythritol, stevia and salt.
  6. Sprinkle evenly on top of the pie and place in the oven for another 7-10 minutes.
  7. When the pie is done, place on a cooling rack and let it cool down before serving.
  8. Placing the pie in the fridge for a couple of hours will make it solid and easier to handle.
    Enjoy! :-)

Suggestions:

Because there are no eggs, the baked crust will be fragile. I suggest you use a baking dish with removable bottom.

Comments (6) -

Sam 8/17/2013 12:42:09 AM #
Sam

OMG this looks amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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steffy 8/17/2013 12:52:05 AM #
steffy

I know what I'm cooking this weekend Smile) Thank you, beautiful photos!

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Kd 9/1/2013 2:33:53 AM #
Kd

OMG, this looks amazing, I am on my way to get what I need to make this.

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KetoDiet 9/1/2013 3:34:49 PM #
KetoDiet

Thank you, let me know how it was Smile

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Ari 9/16/2013 9:33:51 AM #
Ari

Could you use Milled Flax Seed and water as an egg substitute? Would the dry ingredients proportions change?

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KetoDiet 9/17/2013 7:30:43 AM #
KetoDiet

I would substitute each egg with a tablespoon of ground flax meal soaked in 3 tablespoons of water. For this recipe, I would use 2 tablespoons of flax - it will definitely help with binding and won't be as fragile Smile All the other ingredients should remain the same. This pie crust doesn't rise, so it should easily fit in the same baking dish.

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