If pecan pie is a thanksgiving "must" at your house, there's no need to skip the tradition because you're on a diabetic meal plan. These mini pies with only 19 carbs per serving let you enjoy the festive treat without a second thought.
Tips: If using a sugar substitute, choose 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons Splenda(R) Sugar Blend for Baking or Sun Crystals(R) baking blend. Nutrition Per Serving with Sugar Substitute: same as below, except 173 cal, 16 g carb.
If using a syrup substitute, choose a sugar-free or light maple-flavor syrup or agave nectar plus 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring (if desired) for the pure maple syrup. Nutrition Per Serving with Syrup Substitute same as below, except 159 cal, 97 mg sodium, 13 g carb. Nutrition Per Serving with Agave Nectar Substitute same as below, except 176 cal, 88 mg sodium, 17 g carb.
To toast whole nuts or large pieces, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.
To make ahead: Allow to cool completely before storing mini pies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.