Pecan Crust

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Pecan Crust

This is my all-time favorite pie crust for unbaked cheesecakes and cream pies that don’t require further baking.   I merely substituted Splenda for sugar and flax for flour in the original recipe, which also adds a little extra fiber, as well as flavor. Would be great filled with Linda’s site recipe for Jello Fluff using lime jello or my Key Lime Cheesecake recipe.  Not suitable for Induction.


1 1/4 c. finely ground pecans
3 T. unsalted butter softened
3 packets Stevia or Splenda
1/4 c flax meal

Combine all ingredients and press into bottom of glass pie plate. Bake in 375º oven for 10 minutes to toast pecans a bit and bring out their flavor. Cool and fill as desired.  If using for a cheesecake, be sure to not over brown crust before filling and finishing baking the cheesecake.  Can also be used as a pie crumble topping for cheesecakes and cream pies.

Serves 8
Each serving has:

116 calories

11.98 g fat

2.36 g carbs, 1.79 g fiber, 0.63 NET CARBS


2 thoughts on “Pecan Crust

  1. If the net carbs are less than I gram, why would this not be suitable for induction? I have been confused about this frequently when that is noted on recipes and always wondered if you keep carbs under 20 in a day, why some of these recipes would not be suitable?

    1. Nuts are not allowed until Phase 2. Phase 1 is net carbs (total carbs minus fiber) should be right around 20. It’s not a contest to see how LOW you can go. Too few will work against you, keeping you hungrier. 20 is what you are trying to achieve. Certain foods are not allowed at all during Induction. Then in phase 2, you begin to re-introduce slightly higher carb foods, but only in a certain order/sequence and only until ou start gaining again. Then you stop. The grains are the very last thing that gets added back, and some people never can add those back because they make them gain immediately. I strongly recommend you read on the Atkins site for a better foundation of how the science behind low-carbing works, lest you sabotage your own success eating things at the wrong time or in the wrong sequence. This page is a great start:

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