Life without Pie, no thanks!
One of my favorite things to do on my journey to health as you may have noticed is to find ways to enjoy my favorite recipes from childhood or special times in my life without the heavy carbs and processed sugars. This pie recipe is no different and it’s is inspired by a pie that I saw at bed and breakfast years ago on our honeymoon. I knew I needed to try my hand at a sugar free and gluten free version.
I am not sure what made me think of that pie a couple of weeks back but as soon as I did I knew that I needed to try my hand at making one sugar-free and low carb. I set out trying to find an old family recipe of buttermilk pie that I could play around. As you can see from the pictures I did find one in our family cookbooks and indeed had some success at converting this beautiful pie over to one we can enjoy without guilt! This is not an overly sweet pie so if you like really sweet you may want to adjust the amount of sweetener you use, but we thought it was just about right for our liking.
Is Buttermilk low carb?
Since buttermilk is typically used in these pies can be too high in carbs, we can get the same effect here by using heavy whipping cream with a tablespoon of white vinegar. The vinegar helps sour the milk thus mimicking the buttermilk flavor and texture. Basically changing it into a lower carb option for many recipes and the key ingredient of this pie.
It may not sound appealing but the taste and texture of this pie will surely win you over. This has easily become one of my favorite desserts to have on my weight loss journey.
I love coconut but my husband and son do not share the same enthusiasm with the “chewy stuff” (as my little guy calls). I guess not everyone is as “nutty” as me, so I will be making this pie again soon and leaving it out for just a basic Low Carb Buttermilk Pie for those guys. After all, they do put up with tasting all my creations ….good and BAD.
Believe me, when I say again, there have definitely been some bad! So I try to cater to them as often as I can to keep them happy and willing! If you don’t like coconut either you can omit it totally or perhaps add chopped nuts instead. It will be great either way.
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