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Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Chewy Pie Crust

I have tried many recipes for a low fat pie crust over the years and found some that were better than others. This one from The Engine2Diet is great for  pairing up with refrigerator pies, like chocolate mousse, or fresh fruit pies. This has a chewy texture because of the dates that hold it together. I always use raw unroasted nuts for these recipes to lower the fat content.  I found it such a tasty combination that I had to try not to eat it plain and save it for the mousse!

Chewy Pie Crust

1 c. pitted dates

1/3 c. walnuts

1/3 c. cashews

1/3 c. almonds

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until everything is mixed and sticking together. Press into a pie pan. This is now ready for the pie filling of your choice.