Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Posting this for a Zaar friend who needs low sugar recipes but loves coconut! Hope she can tweak this for her dessert recipes.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place graham cracker crumbs, pecans and coconut flakes on a cookie sheet.
  3. Place in oven for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the crumb mixture and let cool.
  5. In medium bowl, melt butter in microwave, about 30 seconds depending on your microwave.
  6. Add crumb mixture to butter and mix together well making sure butter is well incorporated.
  7. Use as crust for your favorite cheesecake, torte or cream pie.


Most Helpful

i really liked the flavor of this crust, but mine didn't hold together at all. i followed the directions exactly, so i can't imagine what went wrong....maybe more butter would hold it together?

luvn-n-the-oven May 08, 2007

excellent crust- such a nice change from using astandard graham cracker crumb, like previous reviewer i used it with the key lime pie- i need to say though that i only toasted the nuts and coconut for 5 minutes- when i went to stir it, it was already starting to get real brown. i used sweetened coconut, so maybe that is why

tiger28 January 02, 2007

WOW this was really good - topped it with Key Lime Pie (#41575) and Vanilla Whipped Cream (#74805) and it was a perfect combination! A couple notes: (1) Don't bake the graham cracker crumbs - only the coconut and pecans - the graham crumbs burned for me and I started over. (2) Make sure the coconut and pecans are chopped well - it makes it much easier to pack into the pie pan. Mine was a bit chunky!

Daymented October 29, 2005

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