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Oat-Nut Pie Crust

12 cup almonds, whole
12 cup walnuts or 12 cup pecans, whole
1 cup rolled oats
12 cup unbleached flour
1 pinch sea salt
3 tablespoons canola oil or 3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to 350F. 2. Bake the almonds and walnuts or pecans on separate baking sheets until they are fragrant and toasted: about 8 minutes for pecans or walnuts, 10 minutes for almonds. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Raise the oven temperature to 375F. 3. Grind the oats in a blender or food processor until they become a coarse meal. Empty into a large mixing bowl. 4. Grind the almonds and walnuts or pecans into a coarse meal and add to the oats, along with the flour and salt. 5. In a small bowl, whip together the oil or butter, maple syrup, vanilla and water. Add to the oat-nut mixture and mix well. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes in the refrigerator. 6. With cold, wet hands, press the crust mixture into a well- oiled tart or pie pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until barely golden brown. 7. Set aside to cool. Then add pie filling and bake for additional 30 to 35 minutes.

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