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11 Great Keto Pie Recipes for 2019 National Pie Day

Published on: January 22, 2019

11 Great Keto Pie Recipes for 2019 National Pie Day

National Pie Day is a nationwide celebration of pies that falls on January 23. If you are a big fan of pies yourself, then take this occasion as a good enough reason to make some keto-friendly pie.

Most sweet keto pie recipes are curd types of pie, which means lots of keto-friendly ingredients like full-fat dairy, eggs, and butter. Savory pies are a bit easier to make keto friendly, and we've included many in this top 11 list of keto-approved pies for National Pie Day.


National Pie Day

America's most important pie-honoring day has quite a quirky history.

Back in the mid-1970s, nuclear engineer, brewer, and author, Charlie Papazian, declared his own birthday to be National Pie Day. And we can't really blame him. Almost everybody loves pie.

However, it was only later in 1985 that the American Pie Council started sponsoring National Pie Day. Thanks to their efforts, this day is now recognized as an important event nationwide.

So, put all your worries aside and plan to make some keto-friendly pie to celebrate this important day.


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Are Pies Allowed on a Keto Diet?

Your grandma's homemade apple pie is not allowed on a keto diet. But low-carb twists to traditional high-carb pies do exist, and we've included those in this article.

Most pies are traditionally made with a wheat-based crust. Many also contain other carby ingredients such as apples, sugar, onions, potatoes, and milk. Keto-friendly pie recipes rely on almond and coconut flour for the crust and high-fat, low-carb filling ingredients such as minced meat, cream cheese, butter, and berries.

Including these low-carb pies into your weekly meals is a great way to hit your macros while also enjoying your meal.


11 Keto Pie Recipes for National Pie Day

While these pies are great served any day of the year, they'll help make things especially festive on National Pie Day. Pick and choose one or two pies to make on February 3. We've started this list with sweet pie recipes and added savory pies later in the list.  


1. Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is the star of Thanksgiving dinner. But there's no reason not to enjoy it year-round. Made with almond flour crust and a creamy filling, pumpkin pie becomes a perfect dessert to enjoy when you're going low carb. Feel free to add a dollop of whipped cream when serving.


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Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Serves: 12


Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 ½ cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup powdered erythritol
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ cup melted and cooled ghee
  • 1 large egg, room temperature

Filling:

  • 2 ½ cups pumpkin puree, sugar-free
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cups powdered erythritol
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla, sugar-free

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Make the almond crust. Line the bottom of a 9-inch round pie pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir in ghee and egg until well combined.
  5. Press the dough onto the bottom of the prepared pan. Poke the crust with a fork to prevent it from bubbling. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Make the filling. Beat the filling ingredients with a whisk until smooth.
  7. When the pie crust is done, reduce oven temperature to 325F. Cool the crust for at least 10 minutes before adding the filling.
  8. Bake for another 40-50 minutes until the filling is set but jiggly in the center.
  9. Cool for at least 4 hours before serving.

Recipe macros:

Calories 117

Total Fat 10.2g

Total Carbohydrate 5.4g

Dietary Fiber 1.5g

Total Sugars 2.6g

Protein 3.2g


2. Chocolate Silk Pie

If you love chocolate and you love pie, then this dessert is your dream come true. It's creamy, decadent, and provides quite a helping of fat at 29 g per slice. It also takes less than an hour to make. What better way to celebrate this special day than with some chocolate goodness?


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Preparation time: 20 minutes + inactive time

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 12


Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 2 ½ cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup powdered erythritol
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 large egg, room temperature

Filling:

  • 2 cups cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste, sugar-free
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup powdered erythritol
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Make the almond crust. Grease or line the bottom of a 9-inch round pie pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir in the melted butter, coconut oil, and egg until combined.
  5. Press the dough onto the bottom of your pan. Poke the dough with a fork to prevent bubbling. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden.
  6. Make the filling. Mix the cream cheese, vanilla, sour cream, butter, cocoa, and Erythritol in a bowl.
  7. Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  8. In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  9. Gently fold 1/3 of the whipped cream mixture into the cream cheese mixture. Add remaining whipped cream mixture and fold gently.
  10. Scoop the filling into the crust and smooth the top with a spoon. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

Recipe macros:

Calories 296

Total Fat 29.5g  

Total Carbohydrate 4.7g           

Dietary Fiber 1.7g        

Total Sugars 0.2g         

Total Sugars 5.8g


3. Lemon Pie

An airy and refreshing pie that we're sure anyone can enjoy. This recipe calls for a slightly different almond flour crust to complement its lemony filling.


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Preparation time: 15 minutes + inactive time

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 12


Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 7oz. blanched almond flour
  • 2oz. coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 6oz. cold butter
  • 1 pinch salt

Filling:

  • 6 lemons, juiced and zested
  • ¾ cup powdered erythritol
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 egg yolks

Instructions:

  1. Make the crust. In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, coconut flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Work in the butter with clean fingers or process in a food processor. Once the dough comes together, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Once ready to bake, roll the pastry between two pieces of parchment paper to 1-inch thickness.
  4. Remove the top sheet of parchment paper, place your pie dish upside down on top of the pastry, and flip holding
    the parchment paper so that the pastry falls into the pie tin. Remove the remaining parchment paper and press into the tin.
  5. Cover the pastry edges with foil to prevent burning and poke holes with a fork. Blind bake the pastry for 15 minutes at 400F,
  6. Make the filling. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, erythritol, and butter in a heatproof bowl.
  7. Set the bowl over simmering water. Stir until the butter has melted.
  8. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and egg yolk. Pour into the heated mixture. Stir and cook for around 10 mins or until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.
  9. Remove from heat. Pour the custard mixture into the now cooled crust. Refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.

Recipe macros:

Calories 284

Total Fat 29.1g

Total Carbohydrate 6g       

Dietary Fiber 2.6g

Total Sugars 0.8g  

Total Sugars 2.3g


4. Ricotta Raspberry Pie

Ricotta is an Italian whey cheese and a popular dessert ingredient due to its mild and sweet taste. In this recipe, it complements the slightly tangy raspberries and the added lemon juice. The pie crust contains coconut flour to make it crumbly. One more thing that's great about this pie is that the raspberries aren't cooked – more vitamin C for you.


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Preparation time: 15 minutes + inactive time

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 12


Ingredients:

Crust

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 teaspoons cold water

Filling

  • 2 ½ cups whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 6oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Swerve
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely grated
  • 3 teaspoons gelatin
  • ¾ cup raspberries

Instructions

  1. Make the crust. Mix crust ingredients in a food processor until they come together. Roll out the dough or press into a pie plate. For a pre-baked crust, bake for 12-14 minutes at 350F or until golden brown. Cool completely.
  2. Make the filling. Combine the first five filling ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour in the gelatin and blitz at low speed until smooth.
  3. Spread on top of the cooled pie crust. Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours.
  4. Top the set pie with raspberries before serving.

Recipe macros:

Calories 126

Total Fat 11.1g  

Total Carbohydrate 6g

Dietary Fiber 1.4g

Total Sugars 3.5g         

Total Sugars 3.4g


5. Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut butter is a tasty but caloric ingredient, so this pie isn't for the faint of heart. One slice provides almost 400 calories. Luckily, most of these calories are from fat, which is important on keto. It also provides an impressive dose of protein at 11g per slice.


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Preparation time: 15 minutes + inactive time

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 10


Ingredients:

Crust

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 5 tablespoons melted and cooled butter
  • 4 tablespoons powdered erythritol

Filling

  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1 ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup powdered erythritol
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9-inch pie pan with a bit of butter.
  2. For the crust, mix almond flour, melted butter, and erythritol.
  3. Place the crust mixture into your pie dish and spread evenly to form a crust.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Place on a wire rack and cool completely.
  5. For the filling, combine peanut butter, cream cheese, erythritol, and cinnamon.
  6. Beat heavy cream in a separate bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually fold the heavy cream into the peanut butter mixture.
  7. Spread the filling mixture onto the prebaked crust.
  8. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  9. Let the pie sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe macros:

Calories 397

Total Fat 37.2g  

Total Carbohydrate 8.5g

Dietary Fiber 2.5g

Total Sugars 3g

Total Sugars 11.4g


6. Butter Pie

Nothing says keto as much as butter pie. However, this isn't Lancashire's famous butter pie with onions and potatoes – that one's too high in carbs for keto. This is actually a dessert pie with a cream cheese and butter-based filling. Despite having butter as its main ingredient, this pie has only 280 calories per slice.


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Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

Serves: 10


Ingredients:

Crust

1 ¼ cup almond flour

¼ cup melted and cooled butter

1 large egg, room temperature

3 tablespoons monk fruit sweetener


Filling

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered erythritol
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature

Instructions:

  1. Preheat to 375 F and grease a 9-inch pie pan with butter.
  2. To make the crust, combine all the crust ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until you get a smooth dough.
  3. Roll the dough and press firmly into the pie pan, bottom and sides covered.
  4. Bake the crust for 8 minutes, remove from oven and place aside to cool.
  5. To make the filling, add all filling ingredients to a different bowl and beat until smooth.
  6. Pour the filling into the pie crust.
  7. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until the top becomes slightly golden.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 1 – 2 hours.
  9. Slice and serve.

Recipe macros:

Calories 282

Total Fat 29g

Total Carbohydrate 2.1g

Dietary Fiber 0.4g

Total Sugars 0.1g

Total Sugars 4.1g


7. Salmon Pie

Savory pies such as this salmon pie are both comforting and healthful. This pie provides impressive amounts of fat and protein, but it's also rich in fiber. While it is ideal for a keto diet, you can serve it to non-keto guests and family members as well since it has a fairly balanced macros profile.


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Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Serves: 8


Ingredients:

Crust

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground psyllium husk powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • Salt, to taste
  • ½ cup water

Filling

  • 15 oz. smoked salmon
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 8.5 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9-inch pie pan with a bit of butter.
  2. Add the pie dough ingredients into a food processor. Process until the dough comes together.
  3. Press the dough into your pie pan, covering bottom and sides. Cover with a piece of baking paper and bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Mix all the ingredients for the filling, except the salmon, and pour the filling into the pie crust.
  5. Add the salmon and bake for 35 minutes or until the pie is golden brown.
  6. Let cool for a few minutes and serve with fresh salad.

Recipe macros:

Calories 620

Total Fat 56.1g

Total Carbohydrate 7.7g

Dietary Fiber 3.6g

Total Sugars 0.6g

Total Sugars 23.3g


8. Mini Meat Pies

These mini meat pies are best as lunchtime or party snacks, but you can also serve them for dinner. The cheesy crust combined with the umami-rich filling makes for quite a decadent pie meal. The recipe yields 12 mini pies in total, each providing 160 calories.


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Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 90 minutes

Serves: 12


Ingredients:

Crust

  • 1 ¾ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt, to taste

Filling

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ head cabbage, shredded
  • ½ cup water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¾ cup mushrooms, sliced

Instructions:

  1. Brown the beef in a large pan or wok.
  2. Once browned, add butter and sesame oil.
  3. Stir gently, add cabbage, and pour in ¼ cup water. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Add mushrooms and the remaining water. Let simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
  5. Place aside and cool completely. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Preheat oven to 400F.
  7. Melt shredded mozzarella in a frying pan over medium heat.
  8. Remove from the heat and add the sour cream. Stir until well combined. In a bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, and egg and add to the cheese mixture. Mix until well combined.
  9. Wrap the mozzarella dough in plastic wrap, then place in the fridge for 10- 15 minutes.
  10. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces.
  11. Roll out each dough ball between two pieces of parchment paper using a rolling pin or your fingers.
  12. Press each piece into a muffin tin. Brush the bottoms and sides of the dough with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Poke the crust with a fork.
  13. Cover the entire muffin tin with baking paper and bake the cups for 5 minutes.
  14. Remove from oven and fill each cup with beef mixture.
  15. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  16. Remove from oven and cool the mini pies for 5 minutes before removing from the tin.

Recipe macros:

Calories 161

Total Fat 10.3g

Total Carbohydrate 3g

Dietary Fiber 1.4g

Total Sugars 0.6g

Total Sugars 14g


9. Mexican Pie

If you're a fan of Mexican or spicy food, then this pie recipe is for you. A serving provides over 400 calories, which definitely makes for a whole meal. You can serve this to your friends and family, freeze any extras for later, or even pack it for lunch the next day. Although this is a crustless pie, feel free to add a bottom or top low-carb crust layer if you like your pies with a crust.  


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Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Serves: 8


Ingredients:

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • green bell peppers, seeded, chopped
  • 1.25lb. ground beef
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 chili peppers, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika powder
  • teaspoons chili powder
  • 16 eggs, whisked
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a skillet.
  3. Add the bell peppers and tomatoes. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the beef and chili peppers and sauté for 8 minutes over medium-high heat.
  5. Add in spices and cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add the eggs to the beef mixture and transfer into a deep 9-inch pie pan.
  8. Bake for 35 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe macros:

Calories 432

Total Fat 33.4g

Total Carbohydrate 5.6g

Dietary Fiber 1.7g

Total Sugars 3g

Total Sugars 28.6g


10. Spinach and Cheese Pie

Spinach and cheese are always a great combo no matter the recipe. If you're looking for a savory vegetarian pie, then definitely try this Italian pie. It provides plenty of fat in addition to satiating protein.


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Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Serves: 8


Ingredients:

Crust

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2oz. butter
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 small eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground psyllium husk powder

Filling

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 ⅓ cups heavy cream
  • 9oz. fresh spinach
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4oz. shredded mozzarella
  • 8oz. goats cheese, soft type

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9-inch pie pan with a bit of butter.
  2. To make the crust, add almond flour and sesame seeds to a blender and blitz shortly. Add the remaining ingredients and mix to form a dough. Press the dough into a springform pan and prick holes with a fork.
  3. Cover with a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  4. To make the filling, whisk the eggs and heavy cream. Season to taste.
  5. Chop the spinach into large bits. Finely chop the garlic. Sauté the garlic in coconut oil, add the spinach and sauté until wilted. Season to taste.
  6. Add the spinach mixture to the pie shell.
  7. Mix the mozzarella cheese into the egg batter and pour over the spinach. Top with goat cheese.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes.
  9. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

Recipe macros:  

Calories 469

Total Fat 40.7g

Total Carbohydrate 5.7g

Dietary Fiber 1.8g

Total Sugars 1.2g

Total Sugars 21.8g


11. Chicken Pie

Chicken meat has a mild flavor that goes well with other more flavorful ingredients. That's why this wonderful pie recipe combines versatile chicken with curry powder and cheddar cheese, both of which give this hearty pie meal irresistible flavor we're sure the whole family can enjoy.


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Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Serves: 8


Ingredients:

Crust

  • ¾ cup blanched almond flour
  • 4 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ tablespoon psyllium husk powder
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • Salt, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Filling

  • 10 oz. shredded grilled chicken
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • ¼ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9-inch pie pan.
  2. To make the crust, combine all crust ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Process of until a dough forms, about 2 minutes.
  4. Spread the dough into the pan. Cover the crust with baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. To make the filling, combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  6. Spoon the filling into the baked crust.
  7. Pop in the oven and bake for 35 minutes.
  8. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

Recipe macros:

Calories 484

Total Fat 44.9g

Total Carbohydrate 5.6g

Dietary Fiber 2.5g

Total Sugars 0.4g

Total Sugars 16.4g


Conclusion

While you don't really need a special occasion to make these delicious pies, we think that making them on National Pie Day makes them the more enjoyable. These low-carb and keto-friendly pies are made with an almond flour crust, but some are also crustless. We've included both sweet and savory pie recipes so everyone can pick their favorite.

Make sure to check the macros for each recipe carefully and include them into your daily meal plan. Some of these pie recipes have fairly balance macros, which makes them suitable even for non-ketoers. As a general rule, low-carb and moderate-fat pies are ok for those not following a keto diet, since they're unlikely to contribute too much to total daily calorie intake. Otherwise, share these pies with other ketoers or simply save any extras for later.

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