In our family, holidays and special occasions are made special by both the people we spend time with and also the delicious foods that we enjoy on these days. Dessert is always an event for any special day. Ending your celebration meal with a sweet treat makes everything even more memorable. For our family, pie is one of the staples of a holiday meal, even long before we began to make changes to the way we eat. Using this cookie crumb style pie crust recipe allows us to continue the tradition while still making the food choices that we strive to make.
Most crumb pie crust recipes are made with processed white flour, white sugar, and are chock-full of gluten. Even if you don’t have a gluten allergy or intolerance, this will leave you not feeling your best after you eat. Our cookie crumb style pie crust is made with gluten-free cookies which are typically made with nut flour and coconut sugar, which are a delicious and more healthy option.
- 1½ cups cookie crumbs (coconut sugar cookies – Simple Mills cinnamon or toasted pecan)
- ¼ cup organic/raw butter or coconut oil (plus ¼ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or sea salt), melted
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Use spray oil to prep your glass pie pan.
- Mix crumbs and butter (I prefer doing this in the food processor.)
- If desired, reserve 2-3 tablespoons crumb mixture for topping. If not, keep in crust.
- Press remaining mixture firmly and evenly against bottom and side of glass pie pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Cool and fill.
- Makes 1 – 9 inch pie crust
This cookie crumb style pie crust goes perfectly with our allergy-friendly cheesecake, which is Dr Z's absolute favorite. You can also add your own favorite pie filling, depending on your own family’s preferences.
There is so much you can do to incorporate this simple pie crust into your favorite pie recipes and enjoy the desserts that your family looks for at the holidays while making them a better, more healthful choice.
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Small changes like this are how we began to make our move to a healthier, toxic-free lifestyle. Simply swapping out an ingredient here or there adds up and before you know it, you’ve changed your eating habits completely! You won’t believe the change in how your body feels when you’re avoiding processed, chemical laden foods and instead fueling yourself with the natural gifts that God has provided for us.
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