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Grain-Free Pecan Pie Recipe

Many pie fillings are, thankfully, naturally gluten-free. It’s the crust that’s the kicker. I’ve had more than a few failed pie crusts over the years but this Pecan Pie Recipe uses my trusty press-in cashew crust.

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Grain-Free Pecan Pie Recipe

This delicious fall-inspired Pecan Pie Recipe uses my trusty press-in cashew crust.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 9 Inch Pie
Calories: 4320kcal


For the crust:

  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter room temperature (plus more for greasing the pie dish)
  • 1 large egg

For the filling:

  • 1 cup packed pitted Medjool dates (about 10 large dates)
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup salted butter room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1⅔ cups raw pecans


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9-inch pie dish with butter.

Make the crust:

  • In a food processor fitted with the steel blade, process the cashews and coconut flour until powdery. Add the butter and egg. Process until a dough forms. Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the pie dish, pressing it out as evenly as possible. Set aside.

Make the filling:

  • Add the dates and water to the food processor (no need to clean it first). Process to form a paste, 30-60 seconds. Add the maple syrup, eggs, butter, vanilla, and salt. Process until smooth. Pour the filling into the pie crust. Scatter the pecans on top and press gently to even out.
  • Bake for about 35 minutes, until golden brown, set around the edges, and a bit wobbly in the center. Cool completely at room temperature before serving. Store leftovers, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Nutrition Facts
Grain-Free Pecan Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4320 Calories from Fat 2862
% Daily Value*
Fat 318g489%
Saturated Fat 80g400%
Cholesterol 836mg279%
Sodium 1505mg63%
Potassium 4007mg114%
Carbohydrates 325g108%
Fiber 36g144%
Sugar 218g242%
Protein 88g176%
Vitamin A 3380IU68%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 593mg59%
Iron 25.8mg143%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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