Walnut Crust
Makes: Makes 1 crust
  • 1½ cups walnut halves
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  1. Position rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. This crust amount can line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan or a 9-inch pie plate. For larger, 10-inch fluted loose-bottom tart pans see Tips below.
  3. Coat bottom and sides of springform pan with nonstick spray. If using a Pyrex pie plate just lightly coat the bottom with spray.
  4. Place walnuts, flour and sugar in bowl of food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until nuts are reduced to a fine meal. Add melted butter and process on and off a couple of times to incorporate.
  5. Press walnut crust into chosen pan creating an even layer all around.
  6. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes to partially bake or 10 to 12 minutes, or until just beginning to turn a light brown, for fully baked (see individual recipes). Remove from oven and place on a wire rack until needed.
Recipe by Bakepedia at https://www.bakepedia.com/walnut-crust/