Pie Crust Made with Pecans and Cinnamon? Yes, Please!

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Pie Crust made of PecansI really, really, like pecans. When I was a kid we would get boxes from my grandmother out in West Texas in the fall, and there was always a couple of gallon bags of pecans. Daddy would spend all of football season cracking them, and Mom would use them just as fast as he could get them out of the shells. Lots of our holiday goodies contained those little treats, and I carry on that tradition. My Mom now has pecan trees of her own that she and Daddy planted 30 some years ago. When I lived far away from home I would get care packages stuffed with a few gallon bags of pecans. It was awesome! Now I live in the same town and I get them whenever I want. Cuz I’m the favorite. 🙂

And because I use pecans in just about everything, I thought I needed a pecan crust recipe, too. So here it is.

I love this pecan crust. It’s crunchy and slightly sweet and perfect for all kinds of yummy deserts. Check out my Cherry Cream Cheese Pie recipe to fill it up. It’s amazing with this crust. You could fill it with a sweet potato pie. Or maybe with Spiced Plums, or Apple Pie Filling. Or, maybe get a little crazy, and put Rhubarb in it! Now that sounds yummy! 🙂

Pie Crust Made from Pecans

Pecan Crust

  • 2 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans (if you’re not lucky enough to have your own trees, you can order these here)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (I get my organic spices from Starwest Botanicals )
  • 1/3 cup dehydrated sugar cane juice (you can order that here)
  • 4 Tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

First, chop the pecans pretty fine. You can do that by hand or in a food processor. Be careful if you’re using a processor. We don’t want pecan butter. Which is a thing. And quite tasty. But not so good for crust.

chopping the nuts for the pecan crust

just chopped nuts, not butter

Melt the butter while you’re chopping the pecans.

Next, put the pecans in a small bowl and add the cinnamon and sugar. Mix that up good and then add the melted butter and mix until the butter is evenly distributed.

pecans, sugar, and cinnamon for the pecan crust

pecans, sugar, and cinnamon

Now comes the fun part! Press the pecan crust mixture into the bottom of your pan(s). You can go up the sides if you want to.

pecan crust before baking

in the pie plate

Bake the pecan crust in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Only until its lightly browned. Nuts burn easily, so be careful. I take the leftover crust mixture and spread it on a cookie sheet and bake it at the same time.

Finally, cool the crust completely before adding the filling.

Blessings!

What would you put in this amazing crust?




Pie Crust made of Pecans
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This pecan crust is the perfect crust for just about everything! Not too sweet and gluten free.

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This pecan crust is the perfect crust for just about everything! Not too sweet and gluten free.

Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
8 5minutes 12-15minutes 1hour to cool
Servings Prep Time
8 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
12-15minutes 1hour to cool

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup dehydrated sugar cane juice
  • 4 Tbsp butter

Servings:

Units:

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup dehydrated sugar cane juice
  • 4 Tbsp butter

Servings:

Units:

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Chop the pecans pretty fine. You can do that by hand or in a food processor.

  3. Melt the butter while you’re chopping the pecans.

  4. Put the pecans in a small bowl and add the cinnamon and sugar. Mix well.
  5. Add the melted butter. Mix until the butter is evenly distributed.

  6. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of your pan(s). You can go slightly up the sides (like a 1/4 inch) if you want to.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Just until its lightly browned. Nuts burn easily, so be careful.
  8. Cool the crust completely before adding the filling.

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2 comments on “Pie Crust Made with Pecans and Cinnamon? Yes, Please!

    • Hi Julie! Yes you can and it’s pretty amazing. Don’t bake it before hand, just pack it down good. And if the edge isn’t covered with the filling, you will need to cover it about half way through so it doesn’t burn. Have fun!

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