Peanut Brittle Pie Crust

Yield: Makes one 9-inch pie crust

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Use this pie crust in the recipe for Southern-style Banana Cream Pie.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (you may use crisp vanilla, ginger or chocolate cookies to make the crumbs if you prefer!) Add to list
  • 3 tablespoons sugar Add to list
  • 1/4 cup finely crushed peanut brittle or other nut brittle (see note) Add to list
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter Add to list

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Combine all ingredients and press into a 9-inch pie pan. Bake for 15 minutes and allow to cool completely before filling.

Notes

If you don’t have peanut brittle available, substitute 3 tablespoons finely chopped peanuts and 1 tablespoon brown sugar.

Recipe by PCC Chef Lynne Vea and her grandmother

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "New Day Northwest" show, which aired March 14, 2012.

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

Find more recipes from Lynne.

More about: peanuts, pies

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