Nut Crust

This crust often works well in place of graham cracker crust for recipes such as cheesecake.

Nut Crust
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ½ cup + 2 Tablespoons rice flour
  • ¼ cup potato starch
  • 2 Tablespoons tapioca starch
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum (if it’s not included in your flour mix)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons cold butter or substitute
  • ½ cup finely chopped nuts
  1. Combine the flour, xanthan gum and brown sugar.
  2. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut in the butter until you have small crumbs.
  3. Stir in the nuts.
  4. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 10 inch springform pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. The crust does not need to be precooked. It will cook along with the cheesecake.


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  1. says

    Would this recipe work completely unbaked? I would like to use it for an unbaked Key Lime Pie filling I am working on? Also, I don’t have tapioca starch. Would extra potato starch work?

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