Apr 25, 2013

The Best Sugar Free Low Carb Cherry Pie!

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I've made a sugar free low carb cherry cheesecake BEFORE, using a totally different kind of recipe, which I really did like and it was quite a welcome treat, BUT I've really been craving a cherry pie! 
I must say that this is the yummiest sugar free/low carb dessert that i've ever tried! 
I am a cherry pie lover and I was so happy that this was so true to a "normal" cherry pie that I just went ahead and ate it for dinner! I think what I appreciated most about this recipe was that it had 
crust..lots of crust! 

The Crust
(makes one 9 inch pie crust)

1 1/4 cups almond flour (almond flour is great because it's already a bit sweet) 
3 packets of Splenda (more or less is your choice)
4 tablespoons softened butter

Total carbs: 16

Combine ingredients to make a "dough." Now, you can use the whole thing to spread in a 9 inch pie dish, which won't include the sides, you can double the recipe to make enough to make side crust (but you'd be doubling the carbs), you can triple the recipe to make enough for bottom, side, and top crust. 

 OR you can do what I did and make a mini pie!

Instead of spreading my pie crust in a pie pan, I used a small Ramekin so I wouldn't have to double the recipe for SIDE CRUST or even triple it to add top crust (and I reeeally wanted all the crust I could get, but did NOT want all the extra carbs) So I sprayed it with pam firsst and then pressed in half the dough for the bottom and sides, then baked it at 350 for about 10 minutes to brown it a bit.
**You could also use a pam sprayed muffin tin as well**

After browning the crust a bit, I added 1/3 cup of Sugar Free Cherry Pie Filling (Great Value Brand) 
which contains 8 carbs per 1/3 cup. I then flattened out and put the remaining dough on top and baked it at 350 for about 20 minutes or until bubbly.  I also put tin foil around the sides of the crust to prevent overbrowning. 

Almost too pretty to eat. HA, whatever! I ate this thing for dinner--in about 2 minutes. 
The best 2 minutes EVER!

Total Carb Count: 24 carbs! 
Compared to the average cherry pie which contains about 60 carbs PER PIECE!
Granted, 24 carbs is just about what I normally eat in a day and for the most part I do try to avoid artificial sweetener but once in a while I just need dessert! This was exactly what I needed to feel like I "cheated," but without throwing me totally off track and my blood sugar out of whack. 

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  1. I am definitely going to make this! Been low carbing almost four years and let me tell you it's easy to start sliding. I've wanted to find some kind of a crust that was easy...there are lots of recipes out there but many get complicated. Being a middle-aged guy (I'm kidding myself...I'm 65!) I don't have much cooking or baking experience. Didn't know about the sugar free pie filling... bet we could figure out other goodies to put in there...chocolate pudding...maybe even chicken for a pot pie...thanks for this. I'll be signing up for more of your recipes.

  2. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Nice recipe, I watch my carbs carefully, but once in a blue moon will not ruin all. Sorry you get nasty messages. People need to understand, if the recipe does not work for them, then do not use it. The internet is full of choices. Have a good weekend!

  4. الحشرات منزلية من الأمور التي تهدد حياة الأسرة لأنها تؤدي إلى حالة من الذعر والخوف الشديد بما في ذلك النمل الطائر ، ولهذا السبب يتساءل الكثير من الناس عن العوامل التي تجذب هذه الأنواع من الحشرات إلى المنزل.
    الحشرات تدمر الأثاث والأبواب والأسقف الخشبية بالإضافة إلى الروائح الكريهة والمنظر المقزز.
    أسباب ظهور النمل الأبيض في منزلك هناك العديد من الأسباب لظهور النمل الأبيض ،
    وجود فتحات لدخول النمل إلى منزلك ؛ على سبيل المثال: فتحات بالقرب من الباب الخارجي للمنزل. تسربات المياه خاصة في المطبخ بجانب الحوض وحتى في الحمام مما يؤدي الى تراكمات كبيرة من النمل الابيض في هذه الاماكن. عدم الاهتمام بنظافة المنزل وعدم كفاية التهوية مما يؤدي لتراكم النمل الأبيض فيه. ترك الأبواب أو النوافذ مفتوحة لفترة طويلة مما يؤدي إلى دخول النمل من خلالها إلى المنزل
    شركة العطار للخدمات المنزلية


Thanks for visiting, I love hearing from you, however it still always surprises me how many mean and rotten comments I receive, so please remember that I post what I eat merely as a suggestion of ideas for others. Low carbing is not cut and dry. What works for me may or may not work for you. Also, I live exclusively low carb, but I don't live my life counting them so I don't often include the net carb counts on recipes. Happy low carbing ya'll! :)

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