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Oat-Nut Pie Crust

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“Another recipe from The Planet Organic Market Cookbook, this recipe is made with all organic ingredients; use organic where you can. From the recipe, "This crust is a treat unto itself and is much easier to make than a pastry pie crust."”
READY IN:
1hr 25mins
YIELD:
1 9" pie crust
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. 2. Bake the almonds and walnuts or pecans on separate baking sheets until they are fragrant and toasted: about 8 minutes for pecans or walnuts, 10 minutes for almonds. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Raise the oven temperature to 375°F.
  3. 3. Grind the oats in a blender or food processor until they become a coarse meal. Empty into a large mixing bowl.
  4. 4. Grind the almonds and walnuts or pecans into a coarse meal and add to the oats, along with the flour and salt.
  5. 5. In a small bowl, whip together the oil or butter, maple syrup, vanilla and water. Add to the oat-nut mixture and mix well. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes in the refrigerator.
  6. 6. With cold, wet hands, press the crust mixture into a well- oiled tart or pie pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until barely golden brown.
  7. 7. Set aside to cool. Then add pie filling and bake for additional 30 to 35 minutes.

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