Desserts Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Recipes
Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie with Almond Crust (Keto, GF)
November 11, 2019

Yup! Low-carb pumpkin pie! Once you figure out how to make a keto pie crust, keto pies are pretty easy.

So, I’m stocked with canned pumpkin again, I just can’t get enough of the stuff. I’ve been using it to make all kinds of things from keto pumpkin bread to pumpkin pie and everything in between. I think it’s just that time of year, I get fall fever. I just get a little wacky when the leaves start to change color and rustle around.

I found this recipe by Paula Deen when I was searching for a good pumpkin pie recipe and had to make it low-carb. There are already low-carb items out there that are similar to pumpkin pie, but nothing has really hit the spot for me and killed the craving. This recipe comes close, it’s a creamier, lighter version of the real thing. It’s yummy, and it’s just a bonus that it’s sugar-free, gluten-free, and low-carb.

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I created this recipe before I knew I was allergic to dairy. I can no longer eat this, but Blake loves it. I still make it for him every year and I have just about mastered a dairy-free version for myself. The texture isn’t quite there, but almost!

If you decide to give this recipe a shot, let me know what you think! Oh, and don’t forget the homemade whipped cream to top things off.

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slice of low-carb pumpkin pie with almond crust topped with whipped cream on a plate

Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie with Almond Crust

  • Author: Heather Cooan
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This keto pumpkin pie might as well be the real thing, it sure tastes like it!



Pumpkin Pie Filling

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin measured
  • 1 cup erythritol
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg plus 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup water
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream, for topping

Almond Crust

  • 1 and 1/2 cups almond meal or almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • Artificial sweetener equal to 3 tablespoons sugar


Pumpkin Pie Filling

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer.
  • Add the pumpkin and beat until combined.
  • Add the erythritol, and salt, and beat until combined.
  • Add the eggs mixed with the yolks, cream, water, and melted butter, and beat until combined. Finally, add the vanilla and cinnamon and beat until incorporated.
  • Pour the filling into the warm prepared pie crust and bake for 50 minutes, or until the center is set. Place the pie on a wire rack and cool to room temperature. Place the pie in the refrigerator to chill and finish setting. Cut into slices and top each piece with a generous amount of whipped cream.

Almond Crust

  • Heat oven to 350 F.
  • Melt the butter (if the pie pan is microwave safe, melt the butter in it) and mix the ingredients up in the pan and pat into place with your fingertips.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes until the crust is beginning to brown.
  • After 8 minutes, check every minute or so, because once it starts to brown it goes quickly.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: keto pumpkin pie


About author

Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned nutrition consultant and educator. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and healthcare authorship. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle design interventions for health recovery. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, arteriosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine and integrated clinical treatment approach. Heather is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and Nutrition Therapy Practitioner.

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    Your recipes sounds interesting and I would try it if it had the nutritional value included. My son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and he loves pumpkin pie. I need to watch his carb intake so the nutritional value along with your recipes would be so helpful. Jus a friendly suggestion.

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