How to Make a Sugar Free Pie Crust

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A while back I posted a Key Lime Pie recipe.

It's hard to enjoy a pie if you are someone who is on a sugar free and/or low carb diet. That's because the crust usually has sugar in it. Many of us also like to get a bit of help and get a ready made pie crust to help us out. I have yet to find a sugar free or low carb version of a ready made pie crust.

So, I make my own pie crust.

Sugar Free Pie Crust

How to Make a Sugar Free Pie Crust


There are two ways to go about making a sugar free pie crust.
This method is the sugar free recipe that resembles the graham cracker crust pie crust that is so popular.




Since this pie crust is part of a holiday dessert, and because I have A LOT of sugar free cookies to use up, I am going to make the cookie method and save the sugar free traditional crust recipe for another day.

That's right- sugar free cookies.

I have a lot of cookies to use up so this works great for me.
Don't have any on hand? Try these sugar free cookies from Amazon.

(the prices are for multiple packages)



GLUTEN FREE CHOICES





You will need to place your cookies in a plastic bag to crush into crumbs.

Sugar Free Pie Crust

You could use a food processor but, I think the clean-up is a lot easier with a zip top baggie.

What kind of pie you intend to make has a lot to do with the kind of cookies that you use for your crust.

I'm making a sugar free low carb vanilla cheese cake that is a bit bland so a chocolate chip cookie crust will work best for me. I do something with a peanut butter taste. A pie that is intense probably would not go well with an intense crust such as this one.

This recipe is for a 9 inch pie dish.




The Recipe


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How to Make a Sugar Free Pie Crust
This is the sugar free or gluten free alternative to the usual graham cracker pie crust
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar Free or Gluten Free Cookie Crumbles
  • 1/3 Cup Equivalent Sugar Alternative
  • 6 Tablespoons- there are 8 in a stick Melted Butter
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 350 and lightly prep a 9" pie plate for non stick.Place your cookies in a zip top bag. Use a hammer or similar item to crush your cookies. You can also use a food processor. Measure out 1 1/2 cups of the crumbs in a measuring cup, packing the crumbs if possible. Pour the crumbs into a mixing bowl.Pour your melted butter over the cookie crumbs in mix together.Press your mix into the pie dish starting at the middle and working your way around until you can form a wall for your pie.Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for at least an hour. I set mine in a refrigerator after it has cooled to room temperature.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 9 inch pie
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6 comments:

  1. My son being diabetic I never even thought of doing this with sugar free cookies. That is such a great idea - and easy too. thanks for the recipe

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  2. This pie crust looks real good. I hope to try it in the near future.

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  3. I have got to give this a try. Thank you so much for sharing. It sounds good

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  4. Sounds good! I will have to try this!

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  5. This is a really nice thing to remember to keep the calories down. Thanks so much.

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  6. I didn't know this was possible it's very interesting, thanks.

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