Sunday, June 12, 2011

No Flour? No Problem Pie Crust

Our wonderful friend Erika found a recipe for blueberry ice cream pie with an almond crust. Of course, when she visited us a couple of weekends ago, we had to make this pie! Doesn't it just sound amazing? Yes, it was as amazing as it sounds! I was especially intrigued by the almond crust because it didn't have any flour in it!



Ingredients:




1 and 1/2 cups slivered almonds

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt

3 Tbsp melted butter



Directions:


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In food processor, combine almonds, brown sugar, and salt

2. Grind until coarsely ground.


3. Move almonds to another bowl and add the melted butter. Stir until well combined.


4. Put into a pie plate. Press with your fingers to evenly spread on the bottom and up the sides of your pie pan.


5. Bake 8-12 minutes until lightly golden. Allow to completely cool on a wire rack.


The Verdict:


This pie crust is AMAZING! It is a wonderful alternative to a graham cracker crust (and gluten free!). I will definitely be using this pie crust in future recipes. Delicious!

2 comments:

  1. How many cups of almond flour do you think you could substitute for the almonds?

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