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This coconut nut pie crust recipe is so easy to make. Over the holidays, I was working on a new pie recipe, and I needed a simple nut crust, so I threw this recipe together. The first time I made it, I wanted to just sit down with a spoon and eat the crust in one sitting. Who needs pie filling? Just eat the crust.
It was THAT good.
I imagine this crust would taste delicious with just about any cold pie filling. Or, it would also taste delicious, topped with homemade kefir ice cream. Or sprinkled on top of yogurt or pudding. Or, as I said, just eat it plain. Can you tell I’m a little obsessed? 😉
I was telling one of my friends about it and she said she couldn’t wait to see the recipe, so I decided to go ahead and post the crust recipe separately. Pie recipe to follow in the near future!
IMPORTANT: This crust DOES NOT hold up to baking, so please don’t try it, or else you’ll end up with a soupy mess. It is best reserved for cold pies. If you need a crust for baked pies, here are two delicious ones to use instead:
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Easy Coconut Nut Pie Crust
This coconut nut pie crust recipe is so easy to make. Perfect for any cold pie filling, or you could sprinkle it on top of ice cream, yogurt, or pudding.
- 3-4 Medjool dates (soaked and pitted)
- 1/2 cup crispy walnuts (soaked and dehydrated for best digestion)
- 1/2 cup crispy pecans (soaked and dehydrated for best digestion)
- 1/4 cup macadamia nuts (soaked and dehydrated for best digestion)
- 1/2 cup organic shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup melted virgin coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp. high-quality ground cinnamon
- Dash of sea salt
- Soak your dates for an hour or so in warm water. Remove the pits.
- Throw the nuts, dates, shredded coconut, cinnamon, and sea salt into your food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.
- With the food processor running, pour in the coconut oil, and blend until combined. Make sure you drizzle it in; otherwise, it tends to seize up into a hard coconut oil glop.
- Press into your pie pan or whatever dish you’re using.
- Chill for an hour or so to get the coconut oil to solidify. This will hold the crust together.
- Fill with your favorite cold pie filling, and enjoy!
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You had me at kerfir ice cream – she says going to read that post.
HAHAHA! Love it!!! 🙂
Since I don’t have a dehydrator could I bake them in the oven till crispy?
Yep! I don’t have a dehydrator either, so I have to use my oven on it’s lowest setting (170) and I also keep the door cracked a little. This method won’t give you a raw final product like a dehydrator will, but soaked nuts and seeds are so much easier to digest.
Do you rehydrated after soaked? or must I dehydrate the nuts after soaking tem again?
Hi Shakira – You will dehydrate the nuts after you soak them. You only need to soak them once and then dehydrate them until crispy. Make sure they are completely dry, or else they can mold. Read more here: https://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2011/02/soaking-nuts-seeds/
Hi. What can I use instead of dates? I have honey, maple syrup, and coconut sugar.
Hi Amy – There really is not a good sub for the dates, as they not only provide the sweetness, but they help keep the crust together because they are sticky. Honey might work, but it’s not going to hold together as well. You could also try some other type of dried fruit like apricots, figs, etc. If you experiment, let me know how it turns out! 🙂
Hi, it’s winter/spring down here in the antipodes and my coconut is still solid. Can I heat the coconut oil before pouring in. I ask because I warmed it for another recipe and it made the cocoa clump together in the mix (the recipe had originally called for olive oil).
Jac – Yes, this recipe should actually specify melted coconut oil. I’ll make sure to update that. There should be no issues with clumping in this recipe. Hope you enjoy!
Would it be ok to bake this? I want to use it for my Thanksgiving cooked pies – my mom has Celiac disease, so everything must be gluten free. I was kinda going my own way into this – already ground up macadamia nuts then decided I better find a recipe that could help me along.
Hi Wendy – No, this crust does not hold up to baking. It is best used for cold pies only. If you need a hot pie crust recipe, here is my favorite: https://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2013/12/egg-free-pie-crust/. Have a great Turkey Day! 🙂