Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Almond Flour Crust (Low Carb & Gluten Free)

Well, it's about time! Now you don't have to buy any pre-made crusts for your pies! It's almost easier than going to the store and getting one. I think it's way better than any pre-made, carbolicious crust anyway. Plus, it works for both desserts, breakfasts and dinners since you can make it plain or sweetened a little by just adding a bit of sweetener! I can't believe I haven't introduced my famous almond flour crust before this! I use it in all my pies, but of course, I haven't posted a pie recipe yet so how would you know? Finally, I decided to make a key lime pie, so I had to share it.

Makes one pie crust

3-4 tbsps butter, melted
1 cup almond flour
1/3 cup finely chopped unsalted walnuts (optional)
2-3 tbsps low carb sweetener (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter and pour into pie pan. Add almond flour, sweetener and walnuts and mix together with your hands. Press down into the bottom of your pie pan and up the sides if you wish. Bake for 10 minutes. Add filling and enjoy!

Nutrional Info (per 1/8 pie crust)

Low Carb Almond Flour Crust
Calories: 151 
Total Fat: 14 . 2g
Sat. Fat: 3 . 5g
Cholesterol: 11 . 5mg
Sodium: 35 . 8mg
Carbs: 7 . 4g
Fibre: 3 . 7g
Net. Carbs: 3 . 7g
Sugars: 0 . 6g
Protein: 3 . 7g

Tenderflake Deep Dish Pie Shell
Calories: 100
Total Fat: 6g
Sat. Fat: 1 . 5g
Sodium: 75mg
Carbs: 10g
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 1g