Nut Crust

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by AmyZoe

If you have a recipe that calls for a graham-cracker crust, and you don't have the ingredients to make one or just want to try something that's not only simpler but much tastier--try this. Straight from Joy of Cooking, I found this recipe when I made Million Dollar Pie because I didn't feel like crushing graham crackers. It's simple and to die for and requires zero baking. My personal preference is pecans, but you may use walnuts or what the heck--try any nut out for size.

Top Review by Gina Farina

Made this with walnuts and came out perfect! I much prefer this kind of crust on a cheesecake. I also used the advise of the first reviewer. Thanks for posting a simple but yummy recipe!


  1. Chop walnuts or pecans (I did mine in the blender).
  2. Melt butter and mix with the nuts in a pie plate.
  3. Add sugar and salt and pat into bottom of pie pan.
  4. Oila! Cooking is done, and you're ready to fill your crust.

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