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How to Make a Keto Pie

“and how to make it delicious!”

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The secret to making a great keto pie, and by that I mean pie that is perfectly legal for us folks trying to follow a keto or low-carb lifestyle, is the crust.

Once you have that down pat, you can fill your pie crust with any keto approved filling out there, and there are so many!

First things first; it is so easy, even a kid can do it!

There are many variations on the crust, but basically, it all starts with almond meal/flour. My favorite recipe and the one that got me the most fans among my friends and family is this one:

  1. 4T butter
  2. 1/2 C almond flour
  3. 3T unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 15 drops of liquid stevia or 1/2 cup granulated stevia

Now then, this recipe was followed by a peanut butter filling (also keto) and the secret to making this creamy and delicious is cream cheese. It totally works, I promise!

  1. 1C peanut butter
  2. 8oz cream cheese
  3. 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
  4. 1/2 C erythritol

For the crust: In a bowl melt butter, once melted, add the almond flour cocoa powder, and stevia. Combine. Mold into the bottom of a 9in pie pan and bake for five minutes at 350 degrees. Set aside to cool.

For the filling: In a separate bowl, add room temp or softened cream cheese, peanut butter, erythritol and heavy whipping cream and combine well using a whisk, hand mixer, or Immersion blender. Pour over cooled crust and freeze for 30 minutes or refrigerate for one hour. Slice and serve cold.

I truly hope you like cream cheese, because all my ideas have cream cheese somewhere in them since that and heavy whipping cream are a big part of the keto diet. If not, try this delicious faux apple pie from Gnom-Gnom made with zucchini of all things. Totally tastes like a legit apple pie and even features a caramel sauce!!

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My personal favorite though is the easiest, laziest pie I can get away with. White chocolate pudding pie. Basically, all you do is make that crust above, then for the filling you take 1box of sugar-free white chocolate pudding, 1C water, 1C heavy whipping cream, and 1 8oz block of cream cheese and combine until creamy with an immersion blender. Pour into cooled crust and refrigerate until set up, about two hours.

You can do that with any sugar-free pudding, creating a delicious, simple pie in virtually minutes. It is so rich and decadent, one only needs a tiny slice, which is why it lasts me a good while. (unless I share it with the fam).

Following a keto lifestyle is not hard by the way. Especially when you can eat such yummy desserts as part of your diet! Just get rid of sugar, eat whole foods like meats, veggies (non-starchy ones), and low-carb fruits. (Berries for the most part). Throw out vegetable oil and switch to coconut or olive oil for cooking, use grass-fed butter and/or ghee, and use lots of spices in your cooking.

A typical menu in my day includes eggs and bacon or a chaffle for breakfast, a big-ass salad for lunch, and a meat, salad and veggie for dinner. My day starts with bulletproof coffee (which is where I get my coconut oil), and usually ends with a fat bomb for dessert, or a glass of red wine…not exactly keto but if you play your macros right, you can get away with it.

I eat keto about 80% of the time and still maintain my weight. All this and dessert too? Yes please!

In response to Kathy Jacobs delicious prompt!

If you want to know more about me, my keto lifestyle tips and tricks, or any kind of recipe I use, just ask! I’ll be happy to answer all your burning questions. ;)

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