Nut Crust (Gluten Free)

You can use any nuts you like to make this grain-less crust for tarts or pies. Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg for a warmer flavor.

Prep Time

0 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes


1 8" Crust


1 cup pecans
1 cup almonds
4 medjool dates (4 or 5, pits removed)
2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  salt (pinch)


Lightly toast pecans and almonds in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant. Add the nuts to a food processor with the dates, butter, and salt and blend until all the ingredients are incorporated together evenly and the nuts are broken down. The mixture won’t be perfectly smooth, but you want the nut pieces to be uniform. Press the mixture into a springform tart pan or pie pan, taking care to make sure to cover the bottom and sides of the pan with no holes. Press firmly into place and refrigerate until ready to use in your favorite recipe.