A tasty pecan pie made with a fruit sweetener you can whip up in a snap. Alternatively, you can purchase an all natural sugar substitute -see more below. This pie has the look and taste of a "real" pecan pie, but with a fraction of the fat and calories.
1 unbaked pie shell
1 cup fruit sweetener or an all natural sugar substitute**
1 envelope plain gelatin
1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons very strong coffee or espresso(prepared, not grounds)
24 pecan halves
**To make home made fruit sweetener, mix together 1/2-cup frozen apple juice concentrate (thawed) and 1/2-cup granulated fructose.
Prepare pastry and place in 9-inch pie pan. In large bowl, combine fruit sweetener, gelatin and apple sauce. Beat with electric mixer.
In small bowl, blend water and cornstarch until smooth. Add cornstarch to fruit sweetener mixture and blend. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla and coffee. Pour mixture into pie shell. Decorate top with pecan halves. Bake 30 to 40 minutes (until custard is set) at 375-degrees. Cool slightly before cutting.
Recipe makes 8 servings (1 pie)
Calories: 211; Serving size: 1 slice (1/8th of pie)
Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 82mg; Carbohydrates: 28mg; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 69mg; Fiber 1g
Exchanges: 1 Fruit, 1 Bread, 2 Fat