Pecan Hand Pies

Pecan Hand Pies // Would you believe me if I told you these delicious little treats have been made healthy? Not only that - they are gluten free! Made with delicious all-natural ingredients. You'll have to taste it to believe it, and after just one bite you'll be begging for more! | Tried and Tasty

Pecan Hand Pies // Would you believe me if I told you these delicious little treats have been made healthy? Not only that - they are gluten free! Made with delicious all-natural ingredients. You'll have to taste it to believe it, and after just one bite you'll be begging for more! | Tried and TastyDid you know it’s ‘National Pi Day’ (which I know is a total math thing)? Surprisingly I’m actually really excited to celebrate. I know. I know. I’m always saying how I don’t like pie. Well, I don’t. Kinda. Really what it comes down to is pie crust. I’m not a crust person. I’ll eat the filling all day long. HOWEVER with that said, I think that as an adult my tastebuds are making a shift. Because I’m actually finding myself kinda-sorta-liking pie more than I used to. Still not all the way there, but definitely closer than I used to be. I’m back with my amazing group of #foodholidaybloggers bringing you a good handful of GREAT ways to celebrate today! 

Without further adieu, can we talk about these amazing Pecan Hand Pies? They have the Steve stamp of approval. If that doesn’t mean anything to you, that means they pass my husbands ultra healthy palate test. In fact, he kept raving about them so much so that he’s still begging me to make more. They are SO freaking good! Made without any refined sugar. Booyah. Gluten-free.. extra booyah! I’ve been wanting to try my hand (no pun intended) at hand pies and this was the perfect recipe to get started with. They were awesome! I made a tart version using a mini muffin tin and those were also deliciously fun. I hope you’ll give them a try – and if you do, let me know what you think!

Pecan Hand Pies // Would you believe me if I told you these delicious little treats have been made healthy? Not only that - they are gluten free! Made with delicious all-natural ingredients. You'll have to taste it to believe it, and after just one bite you'll be begging for more! | Tried and Tasty

Pecan Hand Pies // Would you believe me if I told you these delicious little treats have been made healthy? Not only that - they are gluten free! Made with delicious all-natural ingredients. You'll have to taste it to believe it, and after just one bite you'll be begging for more! | Tried and Tasty

Pecan Hand Pies // Would you believe me if I told you these delicious little treats have been made healthy? Not only that - they are gluten free! Made with delicious all-natural ingredients. You'll have to taste it to believe it, and after just one bite you'll be begging for more! | Tried and TastyItems used in this post:

Pecan Hand Pies

Serves 24
Would you believe me if I told you these delicious little treats have been made healthy? Not only that - they are gluten free! Made with delicious all-natural ingredients. You'll have to taste it to believe it, and after just one bite you'll be begging for more!
Write a review
Print
216 calories
23 g
26 g
14 g
2 g
4 g
51 g
111 g
14 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
51g
Servings
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216
Calories from Fat 118
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
21%
Saturated Fat 4g
19%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 26mg
9%
Sodium 111mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Crust
  1. 2 1/2 c. almond meal/flour
  2. 1/2 tsp. salt
  3. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  4. 1/2 c. Organic palm oil shortening (I used Nutiva)
  5. 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  6. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Filling
  1. 1 c. + 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  2. ½ c. coconut sugar
  3. 2 tbsp. butter
  4. 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. ¼ tsp. sea salt
  7. 1¼ c. pecan halves, roughly chopped
Crust
  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine dry ingredients and set aside. In a small bowl, combine wet ingredients (melt palm shortening prior to mixing it into the batter). Stir wet ingredients into dry. Carefully knead dough into a ball, then gently roll out into a circle to 1/4 in' thickness. Using a biscuit or circle cookie cutter, cut pie crust into circles. Cover with wet paper towel until filling is ready.
Filling
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Heat maple syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until syrup reaches 225 degrees, approx. 10 minutes. While syrup is simmering, place coconut sugar and butter into a mixing bowl. As soon as the syrup reaches 225 degrees, immediately pour it over the sugar and butter. Let sit for one minute then whisk together. Add eggs, vanilla, and sea salt; whisk.
Hand pies
  1. On top of one pie crust circle, sprinkle a tbsp. of chopped pecans. Drizzle one tsp. of filling over pecans. Top with another pie crust. Carefully seal edges using a fork. Brush with filling. If desired, sprinkle with raw organic sugar. Bake for 10–15 minutes, or until golden. Remove from oven to cool.
Notes
  1. Crust by Primal Palate: http://www.primalpalate.com/paleo-recipe/almond-flour-pie-crust/
  2. Filling by Feel Great in 8: http://www.feelgreatin8.com/feelgreatblog/clean-eating-pecan-pie-paleo-gluten-free-refined-sugar-free/
beta
calories
216
fat
14g
protein
2g
carbs
23g
more
Tried and Tasty http://triedandtasty.com/
10+ Recipes for the Pie Lover (1)

Creamy Lemon and Blueberry Pie Creamy Lemon and Blueberry Pie // Dessert Now Dinner Later

Pecan Hand Pies // Tried and TastyPecan Hand Pies // Tried and Tasty

Lemon Pie BarsLemon Pie Bars // One Sweet Appetite

No Bake Chocolate Mint Oreo Pie No Bake Chocolate Mint Oreo Pie // Life Made Sweeter

irish-cream-pie-recipe-1Irish Cream Pies // Sugar & Soul

No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cream PieNo Bake Strawberry Lemon Cream Pie // A Kitchen Addiction

Samoa-Pie-1Samoa Pie // Eazy Peazy Mealz

Mile High Fudge Brownie PieMile High Fudge Brownie Pie // A Dash of Sanity

Cherry Pie BarsCherry Pie Bars // Cupcake Diaries

Caramel Banana Cream PieCaramel Banana Cream Pie // Like Mother Like Daughter

Coconut Cream Pie Coconut Cream Pie // Lemon Tree Dwelling

Strawberry Yogurt Pie Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Pie // The Love Nerds

*This post may contain affiliate links. I include these links to help you find either specific {or my favorite} products that are used in my recipes. If you purchase an item from the link on Tried an Tasty, I will receive a small commission helping keep my recipes free for you. Thank you for your support!

Tried and Tasty, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

20 comments about “Pecan Hand Pies

  1. Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

    That’s so cool that you used almond flour for the crust! I get intimidated to try special diet recipes, so it’s nice to see how they turn out! Also, I would eat like 5 of these. 😉

    1. Yvonne

      They were SO freaking good. The only flour I get nervous with (of the more common flours I regularly cook with) is coconut flour. That’s a tricky flour for sure!

Leave a Reply