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Pecan Hand Pies

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!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Caramel Pecan Hand Pies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 282 kcal
Author Yvonne



  • 2 1/2 c. almond meal/flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 c. Organic palm oil shortening I used Nutiva
  • 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • 1 c. + 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • ½ c. coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • c. pecan halves roughly chopped



  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine dry ingredients and set aside. 

  2. In a small bowl, combine wet ingredients (melt palm shortening prior to mixing it into the batter). Stir wet ingredients into dry.

  3.  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.


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.  

  2. Heat maple syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until syrup reaches 225 degrees, approx. 10 minutes. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

  2. Bake for 10–15 minutes, or until golden. Remove from oven to cool.

Recipe Notes

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/

Nutrition Facts
Pecan Hand Pies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.