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Almond Flour Pie Crust



Almond Flour Pie Crust, originally uploaded by ABMann.

I’m experimenting for Thanksgiving. I’m making a low GI pecan pie. There are a number of sugar-free recipes out there and they all sound terrible. There are also corn syrup free recipes that sound equally terrible.

Ultimately, I blended the two concepts. The key, in my mind, is creaming the eggs with salt rather than sugar and cooking down the agave to more a caramel to account for volume differences. Note the latter was an excellent idea from [info]lady_fox and the concoction tasted pretty good.

Additional side notes:
Agave is sweet so I mixed in some balsamic when cooking it down to help.
I also layered the bottom of the crust with unsweetened chocolate to cut the sweetness and protect the crust some.
Almond flour never goes as far as needed and I should have added an additional half cup to cover the pan properly.
Also, I didn’t let everything cool between steps. Oops.

Yeah, I’m skeptical too but if it works it will be stupidly delicious.

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