No Sugar! Low-Carb Chocolate Pecan Pie (dairy-free, grain-free, paleo, keto)

No Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleoLow-carb, keto chocolate pecan pie free from sugars and syrups. Entirely sugar-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and keto. You’ll never guess what (vegetable) I used in place of the sugars and syrups…

Thanksgiving! It’s coming (for many of you). I’m preparing something special, starting with this keto pie recipe and ending with an entire collection of everything you’ll need to celebrate a fat-fueled, keto, grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free holiday… coming November 19.

Not celebrating Thanksgiving? You could use all of this for Christmas, too!

Last week, I asked you what fat-fueled, keto recipes you wanted on your keto Thanksgiving table this year.

The most popular answer? A pumpkin-free keto dessert. So that’s where we’re starting!

No Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleo

Enter this paleo, keto chocolate pecan pie. “Paleo” meaning that it’s free from gluten, grains, dairy and artificial gunk. But I went a step further than that because, well, that’s my jam.

This isn’t your average paleo pie. This keto pie has absolutely no sugar… and no sugar-free syrup either. Instead of using sugar to hold things together, I used zucchini.

No Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleo

Zucchini as the base of a healthy, keto chocolate pecan pie filling? I’m not crazy. It works so well.

One thing, though. I used stevia to lightly sweeten this keto pie. If you haven’t found a brand of stevia that you enjoy, I really like this alcohol-free stevia from Now Foods. It’s the only one that I’ve found not to leave a nasty taste in my mouth after eating it.

That being said, if you do not like stevia, and have no interest in enjoying a sugar-free, paleo, keto chocolate pecan pie this Thanksgiving, this recipe may not be for you. If you’re egg-free, this egg-free chocolate pecan pie from Chocolate Covered Katie may float your boat. And, if you are interested in using honey instead of stevia, this honey-sweetened chocolate pecan pie from My Humble Kitchen may be just the thing you’re looking for.

Still with me? Awesome. Chow down time!

The only thing you need to decide is: do you want keto pie or keto tarts? This keto recipe will make either, or. And they’re both delicious!

No Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleo

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Low-Carb & Keto Chocolate Pecan Pie
Recipe type: Keto, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Keto, Low-Carb
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Serves: 12
Low-carb, keto chocolate pecan pie free from sugars and syrups. Entirely sugar-free, grain-free and dairy-free. Paleo almond flour pie crust and chocolate pecan pie filling made creamy with zucchini!
Grain-free, Paleo Pie Crust
Chocolate Pecan Pie Filling
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3 oz. unsweetened dark chocolate squares (dairy-free), melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup finely shredded zucchini (255 grams freshly shredded, 195 grams once liquid has been wrung out)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon alcohol-free stevia
  • 150 grams raw pecan halves, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. For a 9” pie, lightly oil a 9-inch pie pan with coconut oil. Set aside.
  3. For 3” tarts, lightly oil six 3-inch circular tart pans with coconut oil. Set aside.
  4. To make crust, add almond flour, salt, coconut oil and egg to the bowl of your food processor. Process and pulse with the “S” blade until a ball forms, about 30 seconds. Transfer to prepared pie or tart pan. Press dough, pressing up the sides. Set aside.
  5. Before preparing the chocolate pecan pie filling, be sure to “wring out” shredded zucchini. To do this, place shredded zucchini in a clean cloth and wring out lightly. I’ve included the measurements of the wet and dry zucchini so you can see the difference.
  6. Add melted coconut oil, dark chocolate, eggs, zucchini, vanilla and stevia to the bowl of your food processor or high-powered blender. Process or blend on high until smooth, about 1 minute.
  7. Remove the processor bowl from the base and stir-in 75% of the pecans. If using a blender, transfer chocolate mixture to a clean bowl, then stir in 75% of the pecans.
  8. Drop the chocolate mix into the prepared pie or tart pan. Top with remaining pecans.
  9. For pie, bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, until top is set and sides become golden. Once complete, allow to cool overnight.
  10. For tarts, bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, until top is set and sides become golden. Once complete, allow to cool for 1-hour before removing from tart pan. Tarts can be consumed immediately, or chilled overnight.
  11. Serve with coconut whipped cream.
  12. Makes six 3-inch tarts or one 9-inch pie.
Chocolate baking squares: I purchased these at the grocery store, in the baking isle. They were "Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Baking Squares"

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No Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleo

There are a lot of crazy pie techniques out there. This recipe has none of that. It’s as simple as they come, and I like that. If you have a food processor, everything happens in the one bowl. Easy clean up! If you don’t that’s okay.

No Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleo

The grain-free pie crust made with keto-friendly almond flour is super easy. Add to your food processor and process until the dough forms a ball. It will happen relatively quickly, so watch out!

No Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleo

Once complete, press into your pie pan or tart pan, whatever you’ve chosen. You don’t have to go too thick with the crust. It holds together really well when chilled. A ?-inch layer is perfect.

No Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleo

Shredded zucchini makes everything easier to process for a smoother result. Finely shred is best. And, you’ll want to squeeze out the additional liquid, as I mention in the recipe. This will make sure that your keto, sugar-free pie bakes perfectly!

No Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleo

Add your keto chocolate pecan pie filling ingredients to the bowl of your food processor and process until smooth. Smooth, smooth! You don’t want any green bits leftover.

No Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleo

Stir in those pecans then transfer to your pie pan or tart pan and top with additional pecans. At this point? You’ll be AMAZED that this keto pie has no sugar… and is made creamy with zucchini. Just look at how perfect that is. Ah!

No Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleoNo Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleoNo Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleo

Bake, cool, top with keto-approved coconut whipped cream. I use this recipe and simply omit the sugar, or replace with a couple of drops of stevia.

No Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleo

And dig in to the keto goodness!

Using zucchini as a base for this keto pie has opened up a whole realm of keto recipe possibilities. My guess? Is that (with a bit of tweaking) we could use this same strategy in any corn syrup-based recipes with similar results. So… my question for you today is…

What corn syrup-based recipes have you struggled with making healthier, keto, or just avoided all together?

No Sugar! Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie with ZUCCHINI #lowcarb #dairyfree #grainfree #keto #paleo

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  1. Can I use regular salt? Would there be a disadvantage to using regular salt?

    • Hi Chessie! Regular table salt is too processed to actually benefit you, as it is bleached, heated and combined with chemicals to prevent clumping. At the very least, use sea salt – I prefer gray sea salt or Himalayan salt, but regular sea salt will work well.

  2. Is there a way to make it without chocolate? I’d like a more traditional pecan pie.

    • I haven’t tried it without the chocolate, but if you figure out an alternative, let us know! :)

  3. Yum! Ive just made this here in the UK. I like it! Husband didnt – but he was trying it inbetween mouthfuls of regual full fat sugary homemade caramel brownies (the reason I made it as i couldn’t eat those!)
    Added a teaspoon of powdered Stevia – could be sweeter so perhaps ill add mote next time – or try and find some liquid stevia. Really impressed and had satisfied my craving for chocolate and a desert!

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Totally understandable that this would be difficult to enjoy while also eating caramel brownies ;)

  4. Would this crust be okay if I baked it? I would like to try a different filling thanks!

  5. I made the tarts last night for my boyfriends bday but couldn’t stomach the taste. I loved the crust much like one of the posts above but the filling was a different story. The filling had a very off-putting bitter taste which I am assuming was the unsweetened dark chocolate. How do I mask this taste? Less chocolate or should I use sugar free chocolate chips?

    • Hey there! You could try using stevia or monk fruit sweetened chocolate instead. If you still need more sweet, add the stevia as well. I hope this helps!

  6. I’ve made this twice. The first time, we had no Stevie, so I used 1 banana. I also used only 2 oz of chocolate. The texture was great! But.. There was this sorta strange taste. Usually I’ll like something, or I won’t, but I COULD NOT tell if I liked that taste. I loved the crust and texture!
    The second time, I used only 2 oz of chocolate again (I actually only JUST realized I was supposed to use 3oz! I thought I was using an extra oz!), and I put 2-3TBS of dried peppermint leaves (That I have for tea) in there. I also added to the crust some chopped pecans, and cocoa. And, I used walnuts IN the pie instead. Everyone said this one was better! It didn’t have that weird taste (That must’ve been banana, though it didn’t taste like it), and the mint in it was really good!
    This is definitely a keeper! I recommend putting mint extract or leaves in this pie everyone!!

    • Great idea to add the mint! That sounds fabulous. So glad you liked it this time around! Thanks for sharing ;)

  7. Can’t believe some did not like this recipe. I think it is amazing. I don’t use Stevia so I subbed 1/2 cup swerve powdered and 1/4 cup DaVinci sugar free syrup, it worked perfectly! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I have also used many ground almond crusts that I love, but the texture and taste of yours is the closest to an actual pie crust I have come upon. May be the addition of the egg? A keeper for sure!