This fabulous baked pie crust made from ground pecans, sugar, cinnamon and butter, promising a nice taste to contrast any smooth and creamy custard pie. It 's perfect for an ice cream pie, topped with caramel sauce. Or a lemony, cream cheese filling would
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 1/2 cups ground pecans
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Stir together ground nuts, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix in melted butter.
Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch, deep-dish style, pie pan. Chill the unbaked crust in the refrigerator for about 30 to 45 minutes.
Place pie crust on a cookie sheet, and position on the middle rack of a preheated 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. WATCH it carefully, as nut crusts burn easily; they DON'T have to turn black to taste burnt! Cool completely before filling.