You got that right! This pecan pie calls for much less sugar and butter than traditional recipes but has nothing to envy them. The consistency and taste of this low-calorie pecan pie is amazing, and I stand behind it 100%.
Wondering why I created a healthier pecan pie recipe? Well, two reasons: 1) because why yes, I want to eat two pieces of pie for the calorie cost of one, and 2) I am now the marketing consultant and social media manager / blogger / recipe developer for The Hey SHUGA! Company (Yay!), who are the responsible of creating all-natural, organic liquid sweeteners that allow us to make pecan pie this good without any guilt.
Before I keep going on the recipe, I want to tell you more about this other side of me. Not sure if I’ve ever shared that I am a marketing professional by trade. I worked in corporate America for over 8 years, and just this May I traded my office desk for the freedom and flexibility to work from home, on my own terms, and for brands and projects that I feel truly passionate about like The Hey SHUGA! Company.
The Hey SHUGA! Company is the manufacturer of Hey SHUGA! and Lil’ SHUGA! I actually gave away a bottle of each during my first month as a blogger back in 2012. Read my post and product review here. Make sure you take time to learn about these liquid sweeteners which are non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan friendly and full of Caribbean soul. Oh yeah! They are sweet and far, far away from being fake.
Now that I work with them, I get to test the shugas, and create sweet recipes that are good for us. Yes. Yes they are so much better for us, because it is all about moderation. These sweeteners have been created with a balanced composition of fructose, glucose, and sucrose. Not sure what I am talking about? Well, basically completely the opposite of corn syrup, and high-fructose sweeteners, which you should avoid next time you make pecan pie or any other recipe. Trust me!
This recipe calls for traditional pecan pie ingredients, except the syrup consistency and sweet flavor comes from Lil’ SHUGA! which is made with a blend of cane and stevia. Thanks to the slight addition of stevia, Lil’ SHUGA! is two times sweeter than regular sugar, so I ended up using less, giving this pecan pie the same amount of sweetness for half the calories of traditional ones.
Look at this beautiful piece of pie. Can you imagine it with a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream? Or if you are a purist like me, then you probably will enjoy more than just one pieces but eat it as is. Regardless of how you will enjoy it, please just make sure you do.
Get the full recipe here, in #theSHUGAway blog. While you are there, stay for a while and check out the other great recipes I’ve created for them. Yes, I run that blog too and I am very proud of what we’ve done so far, let me know what you think, commenting on their blog. I hope you can follow me through the shugas as well.
Oh! Don’t forget to grab your bottle of shugas.