Reduced-Sugar Pecan Pie

Agave nectar replaces the corn syrup in this pie, reducing the sugar without reducing the flavor!

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 2 hours 40 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 8


  • 1 1⁄4 cups plus 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1⁄2 cup granular sucralose, divided
  • 3⁄4 tsp. salt, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 3 Tbsp. skim milk
  • 3 Tbsp. ice water, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup dark agave syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1⁄2 cups coarsely chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, whisk together 1 1⁄4 cups flour, 1 tablespoon sucralose, and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt. Add the chilled butter and rub it into the flour until the mixture looks like coarse sand. Add milk and 2 tablespoons of water. Mix until the dough forms a rough ball. Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a disc. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 days.
  • Remove dough from the refrigerator for 10 minutes to warm up. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to a 1⁄8-inch thick, 12-inch circle, turning the dough often to make sure it does not stick. Dust the surface with additional flour if needed. Fold one disc of dough in half and place into a 9-inch pie plate. Unfold and carefully press the dough into the pan. Use kitchen scissors or a paring knife to trim dough to 1 inch from the edge of the pie plate. Fold dough under the edge and crimp. Chill until ready to use.
  • Heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Whisk together remaining 3 tablespoons flour and remaining 1⁄2 cup sucralose. Add the eggs, agave syrup, remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, melted butter, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  • Spread the pecans into the crust in an even layer. Pour the filling over the pecans and tap the pie gently on the counter to release any air bubbles.
  • Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the filling is puffed all over and set. Cool to room temperature before serving.