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Pecan Crust

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 8 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 5 ingredients

This easy to make, super rich pie crust makes delicious holiday desserts without a lick of butter. It’s packed full of nutrients, too. Pecans are rich in unsaturated fats, thiamine, and minerals like manganese,...

Yield: 1 9-inch crust


  • 2 cups raw pecans
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Nutrition Facts


231 cals


23 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

6 g

Monounsaturated Fat

10 g


7 g


3 g


3 g


3 g


82 mg


  1. Process the pecans in a food processor until coarsely ground. Add the maple syrup, coconut oil, whole wheat pastry flour and salt.  Pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse dough, and is well combined.
  2. Using hands, press the dough into a 9-inch pie plate. Cover and let chill for 1 hour.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven, or as per recipe.

Chef Tips

To liquefy the coconut oil, simply stand the jar in a bowl of hot water until it has melted.

This crust is very high calorie. As with all desserts, eat it in moderation. Don’t overdo it, especially over the Holidays. A little sweetness goes a long way.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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