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Pie Crust
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Contributed by: RibbitAdded: Nov 12, 2008 at 03:43 PM


This is taken directly from 'The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook' by Marjorie Hurt Jones.Use as a pie crust for any sweet pie, or double recipe to make a top and a bottom for a chicken/turkey pot-pie.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 1/3 cup whole almonds
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 2 Tablespoons honey (or agave)
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grind almonds to a fine powder in a blender.
  3. Place in a 9' pie plate.
  4. Add flour, salt, and cinnamon if using.
  5. Mix well with a fork.
  6. Combine the water, oil and honey in a small saucepan.
  7. Heat over low heat just until honey liquefies. (This can be omitted if using agave, because agave dissolves in water.)
  8. Pour into the flour mixture.
  9. Stir with a fork until well blended.
  10. Let stand a few minutes for rice flour to absorb the liquid.
  11. Press the mixture firmly into place with your fingers, spreading to cover the bottom and sides of pie plate. Pat top edge of crust into a straight edge.
  12. For a baked crust, bake for 18 min, or until lightly brown and marked with a few small cracks.
  13. Cool before filling.
  14. For an unbaked crust, bake 5 minutes.
  15. Add desired filling, and finish baking as the recipe directs.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Cake/Flour1 ,2 ,3 B N B B B B N N
Sea Salt4 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond/Almond Butter4 N N N N N N N N

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil4 ,5 B B B B B B B B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cinnamon4 N N N N A A N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Honey4 N N N A N N N A
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 07, 2009 at 03:17 PM By: Lola