Healthy Chocolate Pecan Pie•
Posted on November 12 2021
This healthier take on classic pecan pie is sure to be a hit at holiday parties! Healthy recipe guru Stephanie Niemis of Healthy Holme shows us some smart ingredient swaps, like dates in place of corn syrup, dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, and pecan flour instead of white flour.
Healthy Chocolate Pecan Pie
If you're in search of a healthier dessert to bring to Thanksgiving this year, look no further! Stephanie Niemis from Healthy Holme brings you this nutritious take on a classic pecan pie, making smart substitutions like dates, dark chocolate, and pecan flour. Even with the swaps, this treat will still be a hit!
2 Cups of dates (for the crust)
1 Cup softened, pitted dates (see recipe notes)
1 ½ Cups pecan flour (for the crust)
1 Tsp pecan flour (for the filling)
1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
6 Tbsp Butter
½ Tsp sea salt
1 Tsp cinnamon
1 Tsp Luker Natural Cocoa Powder or cacao
¼ Cup Santander Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate Mini Stars (for garnish)
Pecans (for garnish)
Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a pie dish.
Boil 2 cups of dates with 1 cup of water. Meanwhile, in a food processor, blend 1 ½ cups of pecan flour with 1 cup of softened pitted dates.
Add ½ teaspoon of water at a time until the dough sticks together.
Spread the dough out over the base and sides of the greased pie dish.
Wipe out the food processor and then blend the boiled dates (and any remaining water), eggs, pure vanilla, butter, sea salt, cinnamon, pecan flour and cacao together.
Break up the Santander Dark Chocolate disks into smaller pieces, and layer them onto the crust, and pour the filling on top.
Top with pecans.
Bake for 40 minutes at 350°F, or until the filling is set. Garnish with the Mini Dark Chocolate Stars. Serve warm or chilled, and enjoy!
To soften the dates, soak them in a cup of hot water for about five minutes. To heat the water, you can microwave it for about one minute.
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