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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, zinc...

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
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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

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society

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