Chocolate Cream Pie with Pecan Crust For Keto Lovers

If you’re looking for a decadent and satisfying dessert that won’t derail your weight loss goals, this chocolate cream pie with pecan crust is the perfect recipe for you. The creamy chocolate filling and crunchy pecan crust provide the perfect balance of flavors and textures, while still being relatively healthy compared to other dessert options.

Chocolate Cream Pie with Pecan Crust For Keto Lovers

For the pecan crust, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the chocolate cream filling, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

To make the pecan crust, start by preheating your oven to 350°F. In a food processor, pulse the pecans until they are finely ground. Add the melted butter, sugar, and salt, and pulse until the mixture is well combined. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Bake the crust for 10-12 minutes, or until it is golden brown. Set aside to cool.

To make the chocolate cream filling, combine the heavy cream and milk in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until steaming. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt until smooth. Slowly pour the hot cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until it comes to a boil and thickens. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and chopped dark chocolate until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.

Pour the chocolate cream filling into the cooled pecan crust and smooth the top. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until the filling is set. Serve the pie chilled, garnished with whipped cream or additional chopped pecans if desired.

This recipe makes 8 servings, with each serving containing about 270 calories, 5 grams of protein, and 24 grams of fat. The pecan crust adds a good source of healthy fats and fiber, while the chocolate cream filling is rich in antioxidants. This pie is a satisfying and indulgent treat that can be enjoyed as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Enjoy!

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