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Walnut-Oat Pie Crust Recipe

  • Author: From King Arthur Flour’s Whole Grain Baking Cookbook


  • 1 1/3 cups old-fashioned or quick oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup diced walnuts (use the code STEWARDSHIP for 10% off at that site!)
  • 6 Tbs melted unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt (Use the code kitchenstewardship for 15% off of your first purchase)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread oats in a shallow layer in an ungreased round cake pan.
  3. Spread nuts in a shallow layer in another ungreased cake pan.
  4. Bake the nuts until they smell toasty and are beginning to brown, about 8 minutes.
  5. Bake the oats until they’re starting to brown, 15-18 minutes.
  6. Watch both carefully; they go from brown to burned quickly.
  7. Remove them from the oven and transfer to a food processor.
  8. Add the butter, sugar and salt.
  9. Process until the oats and nuts are finely ground and the mixture is cohesive.
  10. Remove the mixture from the food processor and press it into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch regular (not deep-dish) pie pan that’s at least 1 ¼ inches deep.
  11. Bake the crust until it’s just barely beginning to brown, 14 minutes. Remove it from the oven and set it on a rack to cool.