Healthy desserts for the holidays

If you’re searching for the goodness of holiday desserts without the hefty calories, this one’s for you! Katy and Hillary, of Indy with Kids, show us how to make Aunt Bonnie’s Low Glycemic Pecan Pie! Great for the health conscious and kiddos too!

Here’s today’s recipe:

katiepie Aunt Bonnie’s Low Glycemic Pecan Pie

Ingredients:
• 1 unbaked Wholly Wholesome Spelt or Gluten Free Pie Shell
• 2 cups broken pecans
• 30-60 pecan halves for the top (pick out the ones that look best an make sure you have a variety of sizes)
• 1/2 cup organic coconut palm sugar (we like Sweet Tree brand)
• 1 cup organic coconut palm nectar amber (we like Sweet Tree brand)
• 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
• 3 eggs, lightly beaten
• 1 tsp sea salt
• 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (no convection)
2. Melt butter into mixture
3. Melt butter into mixture, then pour into medium bowl and set aside for 30 minutes to cool (or place bowl in a bed of ice to speed cooling)
4. Once mixture is fully cooled add eggs, salt and vanilla
5. Pour broken pecans into pie shell
6. Pour egg mixture over pecans
7. Place Pecan Halves on top (for a more dramatic look, place in a concentric circle pattern, starting with largest pecans on outer ring an use smaller pieces as you move to the center).
8. Place on foil covered baking sheet
9. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes
10. For a low glycemic Whipped cream, whip 8 oz. heavy cream with 1 Tablespoon Coconut Palm Nectar

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