Pecan Pie

Celebrate Thanksgiving -  Low FODMAP Pecan Pie
Serves: 8
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 1 hour

The humble pie is a tradition for our American friends especially during the thanksgiving season. We thought it was fitting to make a delicious, low FODMAP Pecan Pie treat to share with your friends and family.

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1 cup water

250 g 8.8 oz

2 tsp salt

10 g 0.4 oz

Unsalted butter, chopped and kept cold

90 g 3.2 oz

Gluten free flour mix (plus ½ cup for kneading)

150 g 5.3 oz

Xanthan gum

2 g 0.1 oz

2 eggs

117 g 4.1 oz

Unsalted butter, chopped

50 g 1.8 oz

Brown sugar

150 g 5.3 oz

Rice malt syrup

190 g 6.7 oz

Maple syrup

40 g 1.4 oz

3 eggs, lightly beaten

175 g 6.2 oz

1 tsp vanilla extract

5 g 0.2 oz


240 g 8.4 oz

Lactose free cream to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/392°F

  2. In a saucepan, combine water, salt and butter.

  3. Bring to a simmer and add the flour and xanthan gum. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon. Lower temperature and continue cooking and stirring until the pastry comes away from the sides and is well combined. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

  4. When cooled, whisk 1 egg at a time, add the first egg and incorporate fully. If the mixture is a dough texture you may not need the other egg.

  5. Turn dough out onto a surface with the extra ½ cup of flour and knead until shiny. 

  6. Wrap pastry in cling film and refrigerate.

  7. When chilled (can leave it overnight) roll pastry between two sheets of baking paper with a rolling pin until 0.5cm thick.

  8. Place pastry into greased loose bottom fluted pie dish and press down, trim edges with a knife.

  9. Pierce bottom of pastry several times with a fork to avoid it puffing up, blind bake with baking beans or rice for 15 minutes.

  10. Reduce oven temperature to 175°C/347°F

  11. Place butter, sugar, rice malt and maple syrup into a saucepan and cook over a low-medium heat, stirring until butter melts and mixture is smooth, not grainy.

  12. Remove from heat and leave to cool slightly.

  13. When cooled, add eggs and vanilla and whisk to combine.

  14. Scatter pecans over pastry base and pour syrup over the top.

  15. Place pie on an oven tray and bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until filling is browned and firm to touch.

Nutrition Information (per serve)
Energy 2568 Kj / 614 cal
Protein 8.20g
Carbohydrates 57.80g
Sugar 32.40g
Total Fat 39.90g
Saturated Fat 11.90g
Fibre 2.50g
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