April 11, 2021

Pecan Meal Pie Crust

I'm still experimenting with pecans and now have another keeper for my pecan recipe collection

Pecan Meal Pie Crust

  • 2 cups pecan meal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 5 tbsp. melted butter
  • pinch salt
Mix well with a fork and pat into a pie pan. For an unfilled crust, bake at 350°F (180°C) for 20 minutes or until golden brown. For a filled crust, it takes about 40 minutes to brown the crust.

For the pie pictured above, I used my last jar of home-canned fig pie filling. I saved a little of the meal crust mix and sprinkled it over the top of the pie before baking.

Recipe Notes
  • Any kind of nut meal and flour can be used. 
  • Can substitute powdered sugar for the flour.
  • Can make without the flour.

This was so good! I also made one and filled it with chocolate tapioca pudding after I baked the crust. 

I confess I cheated a little on this one. Usually, when I make a chocolate pie, I make it with a cooked custard filling. I used the tapioca because I had a shorter time slot to make it in. No matter, it was perfect for a chocolate pie. So good! Soon, I'll have to try it for cheesecake


Michelle said...

Ooooh, that will be SO good with cheesecake!

daisy g said...

My mouth is watering...

Nina said...

Bahahahahaha! I thought I was the queen of the wild one year when I made persimmon pudding with a nut crust. YUM!!! I was patting myself on the back bigtime! LOL!! The nice thing this past year - there were so many pecans I don't have to be quite so careful where I use them!! Good to read your post!! Nice to not feel so alone in my idiosyncrasies!!

Leigh said...

Michelle, I know! I can't wait!

Daisy, rightfully so!

Nina, persimmon pudding pie on nut crust! That sounds really good. I have a Japanese persimmon that I'm hoping will start to produce this year. Your pie idea would be perfect for a first harvest!

wyomingheart said...

Once again, Leigh, you never disappoint on creativity! That pie looks Devine, and perfect! Looking forward to the Cheesecake!

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Oh My Goodness! What a wonderful (and delicious) sounding idea! It certainly looks delicious!

Cederq said...

That looks scrumptious! I wish I'd lived closer (soon) I would exchange a day of manual labor for a slice of that pie!

Leigh said...

Wyomingheart, this is the first truly bumper crop of pecans we've had. It's been fun experimenting!

TB, thanks!

Kevin, make sure you have pecan trees when you find your new place!

Ed said...

I've never been a real fan of pecan pie because it was just way too sweet but a pecan crust pie sounds like just the ticket!

Renee Nefe said...

I just need a pecan tree! <3 I love pecans. That is one of the few things that I miss about where I grew up...there were pecan orchards all over.

Leigh said...

Ed, I agree that pecan pie is way too sweet. I still have a weakness for it, but I never make it. It's fun to find alternative ways to enjoy that yummy pecan flavor without the sugar overload!

Renee, they do have hardy pecans! I don't know if you're in their growing zone, but it might be worth looking into.

Cockeyed Jo said...

I'm so wanting our pecan trees to fruit. Maybe next year.

Rain said...

I'm totally drooling over that Leigh, what a great idea for a crust!

Leigh said...

Jo, nut trees seem to take so long to produce. Fruit trees do too, and it's hard to be patient.

Rain, any kind of nuts would be delicious! So yummy.