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Sun Jan 26, 2020, 01:38 AM

What to make with nut pie crusts?

I scored a bunch of nut pie crusts on clearance after the holidays - 4 walnut and 4 pecan. At $1.25 each, I couldn't resist! They should last for a while in the freezer, so I will be able to use them over a few months.

I have several desserts that would be great in them, but the labels mention "savory" pies, too. When I looked on the company's website, all the savory recipes were various quiches. This past week I got some feta cheese and goat cheese, so I was looking at what I could make with them, maybe in a nut pie shell.

I found this recipe, which uses both feta and chevre (isn't that goat cheese?):

Broccoli and Cheese Quiche with Feta, Chévre & Lemon
https://www.chefsouschef.com/broccoli-and-cheese-quiche/


They use a standard pie crust, but I wonder how it would taste in a nut crust? I suspect it would be great in a walnut crust - what do you all think?

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Reply What to make with nut pie crusts? (Original post)
csziggy Jan 2020 OP
SamKnause Jan 2020 #1
Mopar151 Jan 2020 #2
duforsure Jan 2020 #3
hlthe2b Jan 2020 #4
csziggy Jan 2020 #5
MagickMuffin Jan 2020 #6
csziggy Jan 2020 #7
MagickMuffin Jan 2020 #8

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2020, 04:45 AM

1. Chocolate Cream with nut crust would be delicious.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2020, 04:58 AM

2. Pumpkin or Maple chiffon

Butter pecan ice cream!

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2020, 05:55 AM

3. Well its funny you ask

My wife made a pecan nut crust with some fresh pecans , then used a keto recipe for the filling with some strawberries , whipping cream , and cream cheese and used vanillia, and butter and cinnamon, and it was so good. So there's many things you can use , and I bet it'll be great tasting.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2020, 07:42 AM

4. Every eaten Moroccan food? They have the best savory pastry

Google 'Bastila'. With the spices they use, it would be incredible.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 26, 2020, 07:58 AM

5. That sounds good! I might try it later

Right now I am interested in trying something like a quiche in one of the crusts but I do have eight of the nut crusts to use up.

The sweet suggestions also sound great, but I am on a diet and need to cut back on sweets. My original thought was to try a Southern chess pie in a pecan crust. I think the simplicity of the custard would complement the nut crust nicely.

Classic Chess Pie
Ingredients
Pie Crust

1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
pie weights or dried beansaluminum foil

Chess Pie

2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
Powdered sugar, for garnish

How to Make It
Step 1
Bake Pie Crust: Fit piecrust in a 9-inch pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp. Line pastry with aluminum foil. Fill with dried beans or pie weights and bake at 425° for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove weights and foil; bake 2 more minutes or until golden. Cool.

Step 2
Make Pie: Stir together sugar, cornmeal, flour, salt, melted butter, milk, white vinegar, and vanilla extract until blended. Add eggs, and stir well before pouring into piecrust.

Step 3
Bake at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes, shielding edges with aluminum foil after 10 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Cool completely on a wire rack. If desired, garnish with powdered sugar.

Chef's Notes
Variation:
Coconut Chess Pie: Prepare filling as directed above; stir in 1 cup toasted flaked coconut before pouring into piecrust. Bake as directed above.
https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/classic-chess-pie

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:34 PM

6. Shepard's Pie: savory and very yummy


I make a savory Shepard's pie.

Ground meat cooked with whatever you like.

Pie filling:
I sauté onions, baby sweet peppers, salt & pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, I sprinkle flour on the top of the mixture stirring to combine add ground meat and milk to make a creamy filling. I use quorn meatless crumbles for mine.

For the topping:
Boil potatoes until tender. Mash with butter and a dash of milk salt & pepper to taste. Add to the top of the meat filled pie and bake for a few minutes.

Very good. Now I'm ready to make one 😋

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:38 PM

7. Oh, that would be good, you think in a walnut crust?

Though I am not fond of mashed potatoes in general, making them sort of lumpy with some cheese is always good.

Thanks!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:42 PM

8. I think the walnut crust would enhance the pie


Yeah, I only like mashed potatoes if they aren't whipped. I like mine lumpy as well. Golden Yukons add a nice flavor and texture. They aren't a potato that can be whipped into glue.

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