I am not a fan of pecan pie – I find it way too sweet, and don’t like how it is kind of gelatinous. But I know it is a traditional pie for Thanksgiving. So I came up with this Dark Chocolate Pecan Tart – which just so happens to be gluten and grain free too. It also has no Karo syrup (like traditional pecan pie), or sugar (uses maple syrup and stevia instead). Try it this Thanksgiving, or any other time you want to impress your guests (or when you are craving chocolate)! It is a nice treat – but won’t send you off the deep end like traditional pecan pie.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Article written by Nutritionist Sara Vance, author of the book The Perfect Metabolism Plan A regular guest on Fox 5 San Diego, you can see many of Sara’s segments on her media page. She also offers corporate nutrition, school programs, consultations, and affordable online eCourses. Download her free 40+ page Metabolism Jumpstart eBook here.
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[…] Pecan Pie with this Dark Chocolate Pecan Tart – it has tons of flavor, no Karo syrup, is grain and gluten free and also has dark chocolate […]
Yum! I’m going to try this one for sure. One question: Is almond meal different from almond flour? I’m so excited that this is both dairy- and sugar-free!
I like to use Bobs Red Mill brand almond flour – it is finely ground and blanched – so it makes a nice light crust. You can buy almond flour/meal from Traders – but it is a little less fine, and has brown flecks. But it should work too. I use the trader joes one for lots of other baked goods.
[…] Skip dessert, or improve it: Even if you didn’t go overboard on dinner, Thanksgiving dessert can really send you off the deep end. Studies show that after meal blood sugar spikes can raise the risk of a heart attack, and the risk more than doubles at levels considered “pre-diabetic.” Don’t want to skip it? Make healthier versions of your traditional favorites, such as this delicious Dark Chocolate Pecan Tart . […]
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