We’re pie lovers! Crust to filling, we can’t get enough of them. It’s Great American Pies Month, and we’re excited. While we enjoy all sorts of exotic pies, we always come back to the classics we grew up with!
The problem with our childhood favorites is that they are high in carbs. They can be sugar bombs that upset blood sugar. As adults, they might not be the sweet treats they once were. However, just because we need to enjoy new takes on them doesn’t mean we have to give up the classic pies we all love. Here are four low-carb versions of all-American pies you can bake in February to celebrate the holiday.
Pecan pie is a comfort dessert we adore. The southern pie is always delicious. But it’s usually made with corn or maple syrup that make it just too much. Using sugar-free maple syrup and a keto sweetener puts it back on the menu! This recipe is easy to make and perfect for a get-together or a special after-dinner treat. A slice has 362.4 calories and four grams of net carbs because of 11.6 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Everyone knows apple pies are hard to make keto. You can skimp on the filling, cut out the top crust or find other workarounds. We like this one because it goes for a different approach — replace the apples with yellow squash. Don’t tell anyone it’s not an apple pie, and they won’t know you’ve used yellow squash. The difference in texture is so slight no one will notice unless you tell them. The flavor of an apple pie comes from the spices, not the apples. While you could add apple flavoring to the pie, you don’t have to; you won’t notice. A slice has 169 calories, 6.1 grams of carbs and 2.2 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We can’t get enough of berry pies. They taste of summer! They are delicious and gooey with a thick filling. This one achieves that texture using ground chia. The pastry is a fathead dough that everyone has come to swear by in the last few years. It’s easy to make and so low in carbs! Using frozen berries means you can make this pie any time of the year; you don’t have to wait for berries to be in season! A slice has 131 calories, 9.2 grams of carbs and 3.2 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
This cherry pie has a flakey, buttery crust to die for! Cherry pie is a lot like apple pie in that it’s notoriously hard to make a low-carb version of the dish. And, just like the recipe up above, the secret to this pie is a fruit swap! You switch a portion of the cherries for cranberries. You still get the juicy texture while cutting out a lot of carbs! Using low-carb ingredients throughout the recipe and this simple fruit substitution, you get a delicious treat that won’t upset your blood sugar but will fulfill your yearning for cherry pie! A slice has 245 calories, 15 grams of carbs and 10 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We hope that one of these pies graces your table and that you enjoy the flavor of an American classic without the carbs soon!