2 ways 4 Pretzel Dessert Crust
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- 3 1/2 c
- mini-salted pretzels ,crushed
- 1/4 c
- granulated sugar
- 3/4 c
- melted unsalted butter (slightly cooled)
- 2 1/4 c
- all purpose flour
- 2 tsp
- raw sugar, can use granulated
- 1/2 c
- crushed salted pretzels
- 1 c
- unsalted butter, cold, cut in pieces
- 3-4 Tbsp
- ice water
- milk or cream to brush on crust before baking
FOR NON-BAKED DESSERTS OR PIES
FOR BAKED DESSERTS OR PIES:
Spray baking dish or pie pan with non stick butter.
Combine pretzels and sugar in a food processor; pulse to medium fine crumbs. Add the melted and slightly cooled butter and pulse until crumbs are evenly moist.
Press mixture in the bottom of baking dish or pie pan and up the sides as high as you can. Fill with your favorite dessert recipe.
In a food processor mix flour,and sugar.Pulse in pretzels until they are hardly noticeable in the mix. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water one tablespoon at a time and pulse until dough forms.
Empty processor bowl onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times. Divide into 2 discs,one a little larger than the other. Wrap the smaller in plastic wrap and chill while rolling out the larger disc and then gently place in a 9-inch pie pan. Chill. Make filling.Homemade Apple Pie is especially good baked in this crust..
If making something baked in a 9x13 dish use and roll out both pieces of dough and place in bottom of a sprayed baking dish.