You can quickly grind almonds by using your food processor or maybe even a
blender. Place the ground almonds, sugar and softened butter into a bowl and mix it with a fork. Use your fork to smash it around until everything is evenly mixed together. Get out your 9-inch pie pan and press this mixture on the bottom and up the sides to make the crust. Remember, you can use this unbaked or bake it for less than 10 minutes at 425 degrees.
This crust works well with other pudding-type fillings, besides chocolate. Load the crust with banana pudding, arrange some banana slices over the top and spread a couple of tablespoons of the ground almonds over all that. You can also use some whipped cream on this pie for good taste and eye appeal.
If you’re a peanut butter pie fan, make up your usual peanut butter pie filling and use it in this crust. This makes a delightful pie, pleasing to all who have their feet under your dining table. Enjoy.
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