Spiced Pecan Pie Crust

"From the Cuisinart website. It sounds like it would be amazing for a cheesecake crust or a pumpkin pie! The original recipes says you need a spice grinder to grind one whole cinnamon stick and one whole nutmeg with the pecans. I am altering it and substituting 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg. So you may want to base it a little on taste. Chop the pecans in a mini-food chopper if you have one!"
 
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photo by Outta Here photo by Outta Here
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Ready In:
25mins
Ingredients:
9
Yields:
1 pie crust
Serves:
1
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • Lightly coat a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Reserve.
  • Place the spices, pecans, graham cracker crumbs and sugars in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Slowly add the butter and vanilla until mixture is moist. Note: all of the butter may not be needed.
  • Press the mixture into and up the sides of the prepared pie plate.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

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Reviews

  1. PinkLeaf
    I made this crust with pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner. My family raved about it! I altered the recipe slightly in the following ways: I used didn't toast the pecans to save time. I used 10 Biscoff cookies instead of graham crackers, which ends up being 2/3 cup of crumbs. I used salted butter because I didn't have any unsalted butter on hand. I omitted the nutmeg since the Biscoff cookies have enough flavor to them. And I used just 2 tablespoons of butter. <br/><br/>Here's my method: I added whole pecans and whole Biscoff cookies to my Vita-Mix, then added the spices. This saved so much time! Then I transferred the mixture to a bowl and incorporated the butter and vanilla. Once in the oven the crust browned very quickly so using untoasted pecans seemed to work out. When I actually baked my pumpkin pie, the crust almost burned! I had to cover the whole pie with aluminum foil to protect it. Next time, I plan to bake the crust for a little less time prevent this from happening again. <br/><br/>Fortunately, my pie ended up being just a tad too brown, but not at all burned. It was a wonderful twist on regular pumpkin pie. The crust is very rich and I may add even less butter next time. Thank you for the recipe SaraBeth!
     
  2. ceruleanseven
    I really liked the idea of this crust, but it was a lot of extra work for just an OK flavor.
     
  3. Outta Here
    Delicious variation on a graham cracker crust! I used Splenda Brown Sugar Blend for the brown sugar and granulated sugar. Filled the crust with Recipe #348932. The spices were just right.
     
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  1. PinkLeaf
    I made this crust with pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner. My family raved about it! I altered the recipe slightly in the following ways: I used didn't toast the pecans to save time. I used 10 Biscoff cookies instead of graham crackers, which ends up being 2/3 cup of crumbs. I used salted butter because I didn't have any unsalted butter on hand. I omitted the nutmeg since the Biscoff cookies have enough flavor to them. And I used just 2 tablespoons of butter. <br/><br/>Here's my method: I added whole pecans and whole Biscoff cookies to my Vita-Mix, then added the spices. This saved so much time! Then I transferred the mixture to a bowl and incorporated the butter and vanilla. Once in the oven the crust browned very quickly so using untoasted pecans seemed to work out. When I actually baked my pumpkin pie, the crust almost burned! I had to cover the whole pie with aluminum foil to protect it. Next time, I plan to bake the crust for a little less time prevent this from happening again. <br/><br/>Fortunately, my pie ended up being just a tad too brown, but not at all burned. It was a wonderful twist on regular pumpkin pie. The crust is very rich and I may add even less butter next time. Thank you for the recipe SaraBeth!
     

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