Silky and Nutty Lemon Pie

Woohoo another recipe post! Are you excited?

I am so happy that I finally finished up this recipe post. Believe me, I’ve been hoarding this recipe to myself because I’ve been lazy to actually sit down and put this together.

Before I started, have you checked out Debby’s new Low Carb Melt-In-Your-Mouth Lemon ‘Chiffon’ Poppy Seed Cake recipe? That recipe is the bomb and I’ve been making it numerous times!

So in the end I was left with all these yolks and I was brainstorming on how to use all the yolks. Then I remembered this recipe and I thought up a way to make it without using too much nuts for the crust as I didn’t have much in my pantry.

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I’ve made this recipe three times and I’ve shared them with my co-workers twice. Everyone was raving it and a lot of them thought it was Lemon Cheesecake. HA! The look could be so deceiving, right?!

This ain't cheesecake! In fact there's NO dairy in this recipe!
This ain’t cheesecake! In fact there’s NO dairy in this recipe!

Without further mumbo jumbo, here’s the recipe! Let me know in the comment if you’re trying it and see how you like it.

Trust me, this pie is very rich that 1 slice is enough for me. But if you want to have 2 slices, be my guest!

PS: Hubby loves it too. In fact, that’s why I made it for our 7th year Anniversary too!

Some ingredients that you might need:
Coconut Flour
Whole Almonds
Whole Hazelnuts
Pure Lemon Extract
SweetLeaf Vanilla Creme Stevia
Aroy D Coconut Milk

Silky & Nutty Lemon Pie

Serves 8
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Allergy Egg, Tree Nuts
Dietary Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, ultra low carb
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Easter, Valentines day
Region American
A phenomenal low carb, gluten free lemon pie which uses mainly egg yolks as its main filling. The filling is silky and the look could deceive anyone to think of it as a Lemon Cheesecake.

Ingredients

Pie Crust

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup whole hazelnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil

Pie Filling

  • 10 Large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cups full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup erythritol
  • 1 teaspoon SweetLeaf Vanilla Creme Stevia
  • 2 teaspoons agar powder (You could use gelatin powder as well)

Pie Filling (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract (I love things to be a bit tart)

Directions

Pie Crust
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Step 2
Grind almonds and hazelnut in a food processor. Pulse until they are nicely ground but don't get too crazy or you'll end up having nut butter (almond/hazelnut butter sounds yummy btw!)
Step 3
Mix the grounded nuts with coconut flour, baking powder, salt until they are incorporated.
Step 4
Pour in 1/4 cup melted coconut oil and mix until they become paste.
Step 5
Carefully, mold the nut/coconut flour paste in a 9" aluminum pie pan or any pie pan you have. Make sure to have the edges slightly thicker than the bottom.
Step 6
Prick the crust with fork
Step 7
Bake the crust for 10-15 minutes in 350ºF. Keep an eye after 10 minutes as it could turn from golden brown to be burnt in a blink of eye! Let it cool and set aside and now let's make the filling!
Pie Filling
Step 8
Mix coconut milk, almond milk, water, erythritol, stevia, lemon juice, lemon extract (if using), agar powder (or gelatin powder) in a saucepan, heat up with medium heat. Keep stirring until mixture starts to bubble. Turn off the heat and set aside.

Note: I personally never use gelatin powder but I heard you don't need to heat up the liquid to activate the gelatin. Agar powder however needs to be heat up in order to activate it.
Step 9
On a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks until they all incorporated.
Step 10
Scoop out 1 Tbsp of the hot mixture into the egg yolk. Carefully whisking them as we are trying to temper the yolks. Be careful not to pour all the hot liquid at once or you'll end up with scrambled yolks! After all the hot coconut milk mixture incorporated into the yolks, the mixture should look yellow and smooth without any lumps.
Step 11
By this time, the crust should be cooled down. Carefully pour all the pie filling into the crust.
Step 12
The filling should start getting firm once it cools down. When it's already in room temperature, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. The pie tastes the best when it comes out straight from the fridge!

Note

Macros per slice:
Fat 24gr
Protein 8gr
Net Carb 5gr

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