No Karo Pecan Pie (Diabetic Friendly)

November 24, 2013
6 Ratings
  • Makes 1 9" pie
Author Notes

Have hunted for years for a pecan pie that could be made for diabetics without success. I finally had the brainstorm of how to go about it, but my father, for whom I had started this search, died 10 years ago so won't get to eat his pecan pie, but hopefully a lot of other pecan pie lovers can do so now.
I really like this pie because it seems to be smoother and less "dead" sweet than when made with corn syrup. —GraceT

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (or Splenda substitute)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar (or Splenda)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy, and stir in melted butter. Stir in the brown sugar, white sugar and flour. Mix well. Last add the milk, vanilla and nuts.
  3. Pour into an unbaked 9-in pie shell. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until done. (Knife inserted in center will come out clean)

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9 Reviews

[email protected] December 25, 2022
As one of the few who actually made the recipe, I'd like to comment on it and suggest some tweaks. As the inside wasn't setting, I kept baking till it did. By then, the crust burnt and the pie got overdone. The result (inside) was still tasty, but better used as a granola mixed with yogurt....not a slice of pie. So I'm thinking maybe put foil on the crust for about 30 minutes. And bake till middle is still a bit moist? I'd like to know what the best consistency should be taking out of the oven...guessing it sets some?
Juana F. March 27, 2017
Can I substitute both sugars (white and brown) with the Splenda Blend?
Stephanie C. December 24, 2018
I substituted Splenda Brown Sugar Blend for the brown sugar and used Xyla brand Xylitol for the white sugar. Also used Namaste GF All purpose and a GF pie crust last year and it came out spectacularly last year
GraceT December 24, 2018
I would not use the Splenda blend for both sugars. Use the blend for the brown and the regular Spenda white or some other white sugar substitute for the white. This will keep the receipt balanced in flavor.
Juana F. March 27, 2017
Can I substitute both sugars (white and brown) with the Splenda Blend?
Juana F. March 27, 2017
Can I substitute both sugars (white and brown) with the Splenda Blend?
Mary N. November 23, 2014
How many eggs!?!?!?!? None mentioned on the ingredients, only in the mixing instructions.
GraceT November 24, 2014
OOPS! 2 eggs. I should have proof read better. So Sorry.
Don C. September 21, 2014
a place we used to eat out at had a creamed pecan pie, the nuts were run through a food processor, made a real tasty treat but kept the original flavors, you might want to try it sometime in this recipe