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Not your ordinary pie crust, but extraordinary. This pie crust has the perfect balance of spices and sweetness to transform any pie into a gourmet pie.
Submitted by Rhonda R. Braun, Katy, TX

Spiced Pecan Pie Crust

This pairs great with our Pumpkin Pie (see page TK) but would also add a new twist to a New York style cheesecake."


1 whole cinnamon stick
1 whole nutmeg
¾ cup pecans, toasted and cooled
2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
½ teaspoon table salt
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Reserve.
Place the cinnamon stick, nutmeg and pecans in the bowl of the Cuisinart Spice Grinder. Pulse 2 to 3 times, and then process until finely ground, about 30 seconds.
Place the spices, pecans, graham cracker crumbs and sugars in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Slowly add the butter and vanilla until mixture is moist. Note: all of the butter may not be needed.
Press the mixture into the prepared pie plate. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

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Makes one 9-inch pie crust

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Calories 120 (67% from fat) • carb. 9g • pro. 1g • fat 9g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 10mg • sod. 140mg • calc. 7mg • fiber 1g

This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Spice and Nut Grinder

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