Would you believe me if I told you these delicious little Pecan Hand Pies 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!
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.
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.
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.
Crust by Primal Palate: http://www.primalpalate.com/paleo-recipe/almond-flour-pie-crust/
Filling by Feel Great in 8: http://www.feelgreatin8.com/feelgreatblog/clean-eating-pecan-pie-paleo-gluten-free-refined-sugar-free/