This pecan pie crust recipe is a quick, versatile pie crust recipe that I have used many times: in dairy free cheesecake, coconut cream pie, chocolate pie, and even in place of any other graham cracker pie crust (recipes coming soon!). This is not the same crust that I used in my delicious healthy pumpkin cheesecake, but this has it’s own flavors and reasons to love! If you can do nuts with their salty, buttery flavors, this is a great alternative to a grain-based crust! Just like the oat-based crust in my pumpkin cheesecake, this makes a great substitution for a graham cracker pie crust!
This recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, vegetarian . . . you name it, and only sweetened with maple syrup (rendering it not sugar-free, but definitely raw!)! This pie crust recipe is for a standard pie crust size, or I use it for 10-12 muffin tin bottoms when I want portion control or sharing sizes. It can be used in place of any graham cracker pie crust recipe, and tastes just as good. I have also used this recipe as a crumble for on top of desserts or ice cream, and even added a little cocoa to make a gluten-free version of ice cream cake chocolate crunchies that are found in the center layer of many ice cream cakes for my mom, who is gluten-free. I recommend it!
Pecan Pie Crust Recipe
1 cup pecans
2 Tablespoons maple syrup (Grade B Organic is my favorite!)
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 T coconut oil
1. Place pecans in a small food processor and grind into a crumble.
2. Add remaining ingredients and continue to process until mixed all the way through.
3. Spread into desired dessert shells, pie pan, cake pan, or plate of your choosing and freeze to set.
- 1 cup pecans
- 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 T coconut oil
- Place pecans in a small food processor and grind into a crumble.
- Add remaining ingredients and continue to process until mixed all the way through and ready to mold.
- Spread into desired dessert shells, pie pan, cake pan, or plate of your choosing and freeze 10-20 minutes to set.
- Avoid over-processing, as this will turn your moldable crust dough to nut butter!
- Freezing to set may not be necessary, but is very helpful when preparing a chilled dessert pie like a pudding pie, etc.
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