Nut Crust (Gluten Free)

Crust baked

  As a Celiac I am always on the lookout for non-gluten pie crusts. This crust from The Fannie Farmers Baking Book fills the bill on all counts. Gluten Free, easy to make, and great tasting. If you need a crust for a pie, cheesecake or bars, give this a try. This is also a great crust even if you don't need gluten free. The crust recipe was written before gluten free recipes were popular. It makes enough for a 9 inch springform pan or pie crust.
Just make one and one half of the recipe for a larger pan.

Try this with the following recipes:
Nut Crust
1 1/2 cups ground nuts*
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons slightly beaten egg whites (about 1 1/2 whites, more drops if needed)
*Toast the nuts before grinding them
Ground nuts before baking
  Combine the ground nuts and sugar in a bowl, then stir in the egg whites until all the nuts have been moistened and the mixture holds together when pressed-add a little more egg white if you have to. Pat the mixture evenly into a lightly buttered pan and bake in a preheated 350° oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until the bottom of the crust seems dry and the aroma of toasting nuts fills the kitchen. Let cool to room temperature before filling.

1 comment:

  1. This looks delicious!! Bet it would be yummy in any number of applications!! Great recipe and thanks for sharing.

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