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NYNM

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Interesting pie crusts Mon, 06/19/06 10:41 PM (permalink)
I'm looking for suggestions on different pie crusts? So far, I have "normal", chocolate, graham cracker and Oreo. Any others?
 
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    NYNM

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    RE: Interesting pie crusts Tue, 06/20/06 9:48 AM (permalink)
    Self: How about gingersnap?
     
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      laytonj1

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      RE: Interesting pie crusts Tue, 06/20/06 9:59 AM (permalink)
      Lorna Doone cookies make a yummy pie crust
       
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        NYNM

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        RE: Interesting pie crusts Tue, 06/20/06 4:29 PM (permalink)
        Lorna Doone sounds great! How about a peanut butter crust, too?
         
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          Pwingsx

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          RE: Interesting pie crusts Tue, 06/20/06 6:19 PM (permalink)
          How about mushed up pecan shortbreads?
           
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            NYNM

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            RE: Interesting pie crusts Tue, 06/20/06 10:52 PM (permalink)
            Hey what about corn flakes? Rice crispies?

            I'm thinking a nice sweet cream or vanilla custard pie...
             
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              shortchef

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              RE: Interesting pie crusts Wed, 06/21/06 12:22 PM (permalink)
              How about a Lorna Doone crust with butter, coconut, and finely ground pecans? Maybe a little cinnamon too. It's good for a cheesecake, bet it's good with a cream pie, too.
               
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                cbolado

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                RE: Interesting pie crusts Wed, 06/21/06 12:32 PM (permalink)
                Crumbled granola bars might work well with certain fruit pies.
                 
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                  Ashphalt

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                  RE: Interesting pie crusts Wed, 06/21/06 12:46 PM (permalink)
                  I don't remember what pie it was for, but I recall Cook's Illustrated making a crumb crust from animal crackers.
                   
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                    NYNM

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                    RE: Interesting pie crusts Wed, 06/21/06 10:08 PM (permalink)
                    Mmmmmmmmm...all of them!
                     
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                      HankNBugsy

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                      RE: Interesting pie crusts Mon, 07/3/06 2:57 PM (permalink)
                      NYNM,

                      Gingersnap crusts work great. I've made them for years as a base for my Hazelnut Cheesecake. Also molasses cookies make good crusts, and sometimes coconut macaroons - but you have to be careful not too burn them. And I've also used chocolate chip cake crumbs as a crust for chocolate mousse.
                       
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                        TxTee

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                        RE: Interesting pie crusts Wed, 08/8/07 2:21 PM (permalink)
                        My favorite is using a flour made from walnuts crushed in your food processor and butter and sugar. Exact measurements are somewhere. But this type of crust goes fantastically on a fruit tart.
                         
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                          susanll

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                          RE: Interesting pie crusts Wed, 08/8/07 2:25 PM (permalink)
                          Or for a savory pie, i.e. quiche, use frozen hashbrowns.
                           
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                            LeeMargo

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                            RE: Interesting pie crusts Wed, 08/8/07 2:48 PM (permalink)
                            Peanut Butter
                            1/3 cup chilled shortening
                            2 tablespoons chilled peanut butter
                            1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
                            3 to 4 tablespoons ice water

                            Cut the shortening and peanut butter into the flour using a food processor fitted with a plastic dough blade. Gradually add the ice water, mixing until the dough forms a ball. Form into a disk, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

                            Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove dough from fridge and roll out on a lightly floured surface until pastry circle is about 10 inches in diameter. Gently lay pastry into a 9-inch pie pan. Prick crust gently all over with a fork, line with aluminum foil, and fill partially with pie weights or dried beans.

                            Bake about 5 minutes, then remove pie weights and foil. Bake another 5 minutes, or until crust is lightly browned. Remove from heat, allow to cool completely, and fill with pie filling of your choice.

                            Makes 1 9-inch pie crust.

                            Cornflake crust
                            INGREDIENTS
                            1 1/2 cups cornflakes cereal crumbs
                            1/3 cup white sugar
                            1/3 cup butter, melted
                            DIRECTIONS
                            Mix cornflakes, sugar, and butter or margarine together thoroughly. Press into an 8 or 9 inch pie plate. Chill.


                            Buttery Crunch
                            INGREDIENTS
                            1/2 cup chopped pecans
                            1/4 cup brown sugar
                            1 cup all-purpose flour
                            1/2 cup butter, melted
                            DIRECTIONS
                            Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
                            In a medium bowl, mix together pecans, sugar, and flour. Stir in melted butter or margarine. Reserve 1/2 of the mixture for topping the pie, then press the rest evenly into a 9 inch pie pan.
                            Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Allow crust to cool before filling.

                            Cream Cheese Crust
                            INGREDIENTS
                            1/2 cup cream cheese
                            1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
                            1/2 cup butter
                            DIRECTIONS
                            Soften cream cheese and butter and mix together incorporating flour a little at a time.
                            Roll out with a rolling pin between 2 wax papers. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate and prick with fork before half-baking to prevent shrinkage. Bake for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
                             
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                              NYNM

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                              RE: Interesting pie crusts Wed, 08/8/07 3:05 PM (permalink)
                              Great ideas!!

                              I just heard abut one that is made of nuts. Only. (with something or other to hold them together. Corn syrup maybe).
                               
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                                soozycue520

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                                RE: Interesting pie crusts Wed, 08/8/07 3:07 PM (permalink)
                                For quiche, I have used cresent rolls.

                                I was thinking for a savory crust, maybe crushed up Ritz crackers, kinda like a graham cracker crust.

                                 
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