Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crust

Net Carbs
Prep Time: 44 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Phase: Phase 3









How are Net Carbs Calculated?


  • 1/3 Cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2/3 Cup All Purpose Low-Carb Baking Mix
  • 1/2 Cup pecans, finely ground
  • 1 Cup granular sugar substitute (sucralose), divided
  • 6 Tablespoon or 1/3 cup chilled butter, cut into 12 pieces
  • 2 Tablespoon ice water
  • 15 Ounce canned puréed pumpkin
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Each large eggs
  • 1 1/4 Cup heavy cream


Use the Atkins recipe to make All Purpose Low-Carb Baking Mix for this recipe.
  1. Heat oven to 425ºF.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking mix, pecans and 1/4 cup sugar substitute. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until butter pieces are about the size of peas. Add the ice water; stir to combine.
  3. Transfer crust mixture to a 9-inch pie plate. Press along bottom and sides of pie plate to form a crust. Place in freezer to harden, about 15 minutes.
  4. Cover crust with aluminum foil and bake 15 minutes; remove from oven and take off foil. Reduce oven to 375ºF.
  5. In a bowl, whisk pumpkin purée, 3/4 cup sugar substitute, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt to combine. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Add heavy cream and mix well.
  6. Pour filling into partially baked piecrust. Cover crust edge with aluminum foil. Bake 40 minutes, or until filling is set but still a little jiggly in the middle. Cook on a wire rack.  Makes 8 servings.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.