This crust is especially good as a base for Eggnog Pie with Rum, but can be used with almost any custard pie.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together ground nuts, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix in melted butter.

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  • Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch, deep-dish style, pie pan. Chill the unbaked crust in the refrigerator for about 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Place pie crust on a cookie sheet, and position on the middle rack of a preheated 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. WATCH it carefully, as nut crusts burn easily; they DON'T have to turn black to taste burnt! Cool completely before filling.

Nutrition Facts

263.9 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 12g 4% DV; fat 24.6g 38% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 0.8mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2008
Okay, first of all if you are debating whether to try this...DO IT!! It is so good. I pulsed my pecans in my food processer until they were broken up but not completely ground. I used the amounts called for with everything except the butter. I just added enough to moisten the crust, but not drench it. The nuts have natural oils that come out during baking. Don't forget to refridgerated this before baking, because it really helps hold it together. I used this for a cheesecake recipe, and let me tell you, it got RAVE reviews!! And the best part is, that there is no flour and so it is gluten free...perfect for my mother in law with celiac. Thanks for the awesome recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2014
Makes about double what is needed for a 9" crust. When I pressed it into the pan it made a crust about 1/3 to 1/2 of an inch thick which reduced the volume of pie filling significantly. Good flavor otherwise. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2008
Okay, first of all if you are debating whether to try this...DO IT!! It is so good. I pulsed my pecans in my food processer until they were broken up but not completely ground. I used the amounts called for with everything except the butter. I just added enough to moisten the crust, but not drench it. The nuts have natural oils that come out during baking. Don't forget to refridgerated this before baking, because it really helps hold it together. I used this for a cheesecake recipe, and let me tell you, it got RAVE reviews!! And the best part is, that there is no flour and so it is gluten free...perfect for my mother in law with celiac. Thanks for the awesome recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2007
I used this crust as an alternative for a graham cracker crust for pumpkin cheesecake. The flavour was wonderful, but I found it a bit soft. I'll definitely use the crust again and I don't think I'll increase the baking time, but I might use a bit less butter to compensate for the natural oils in the pecans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2005
good recipe! I used splenda instead of sugar to make it low carb. it was great for a pumpkin pie Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2007
Very good I used it for a Libby's pumpkin pie (recipe on can of pumpkin). Was a great tasty subtitute for the flour crust since I'm on a low carb diet. Like the other reviewers I used Splenda for the sugar. Only reason I'm rating it 4 stars is because it came out a little too thick even in my huge 9" pie dish. Just use it a bit at a time as you build the crust and it's perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2008
Good recipe. I like it better though with 1/2 cup flour added and 1/3 cup Splenda BROWN sugar. The flour will soak up the greasiness of the butter. I just chop the pecans. This crust is awesome with pineapple cheesecake! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2003
I'm so glad to find a gluten-free pie crust. My family (even my 9 year old) loved it. We made key lime pie and the combo was terrific. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
OH WOW! This is SO incredibly easy and I liked it better than a wheat crust! I have been looking for a dairy and gluten free pie crust for my son. I made this crust dairy free by using coconut oil in place of the butter. I baked the crust for about 8 mins at 350 and let it cool. THen I filled it with a gluten/casein free pumpkin filling. I was afraid the nut crust might burn (it was starting to smell that way) so I placed a piece of foil shiny side down under it and a strip of foil shiny side out around it. It worked like a charm! The crust came out perfectly! I highly recommend this recipe. Even a beginner can make this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2009
Very good crust - It is gluten free so I have used this crust for passover recipe. I used almonds in place of pecans - that is what I had. I also substituted 1 egg for the butter. It held the crust together and the almonds gave the crust a nice subtle buttery taste. I filled it with a strawberry sauce and sliced strawberries! It looked and tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2008
I used a mixture of almond and hazelnut flour and increased butter a bit. This is a fantastic recipe that can be altered easily for low-carb. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2014
Makes about double what is needed for a 9" crust. When I pressed it into the pan it made a crust about 1/3 to 1/2 of an inch thick which reduced the volume of pie filling significantly. Good flavor otherwise. Read More
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