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Old 11-11-2010, 10:08 PM   #11
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:38 PM   #12
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I use a pecan crust for my pumpkin pie. Mix 2 1/2 cups finely ground pecans with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup melted butter. Press into a 9" pie plate. Chill for about 30 minutes. if you want to pre-cook the crust, put it into a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Cool completely before filling.
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I use a pecan crust for my pumpkin pie. Mix 2 1/2 cups finely ground pecans with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup melted butter. Press into a 9" pie plate. Chill for about 30 minutes. if you want to pre-cook the crust, put it into a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Cool completely before filling.
This sounds very good. Have you ever used it for a pecan pie?
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So glad to have this site to learn from everyone! The pecan crust sounds amazing. Will have to try.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:18 PM   #15
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silly me, i love a graham cracker for pumpkin pie.
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silly me, i love a graham cracker for pumpkin pie.
I use a pecan crust for my cheesecakes. Really cuts down on the carbs. That means I get a bigger piece!
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:58 AM   #17
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I find that if I bake my pies on top of my pizza stone the bottom crust gets nicely cooked and browned but you might want to watch it as with long cooking it could burn. Now that has not been my experience but it just stands to reason.
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:48 PM   #18
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This sounds very good. Have you ever used it for a pecan pie?
Hi Andy .... No, I have never used a pecan crust for a pecan pie, but it's an idea, especially if you really like pecans! I like a pecan crust for fudge pie, pumpkin, butternut squash, and sweet potato pies as well as for cheesecake. Give the crust a try --- I bet you'll like it!
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Hi Andy .... No, I have never used a pecan crust for a pecan pie, but it's an idea, especially if you really like pecans! I like a pecan crust for fudge pie, pumpkin, butternut squash, and sweet potato pies as well as for cheesecake. Give the crust a try --- I bet you'll like it!

I fully intend to try it out this holiday season. Thanks.
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I use a pecan crust for my pumpkin pie. Mix 2 1/2 cups finely ground pecans with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup melted butter. Press into a 9" pie plate. Chill for about 30 minutes. if you want to pre-cook the crust, put it into a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Cool completely before filling.
That sounds just lovely! I'm making my very first sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving and might give this crust a try. Sweet potatoes and pecans were made for each other
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