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.



  1. 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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