For some time now I have been plotting to make a Margarita Ice Box pie. I've shared my Fresh Strawberry Ice Box Pie before, and I've been playing with the idea of a Margarita Ice Box Pie ever since. I wanted the crust to be the salty taste that one would get from a Margarita in a salted glass. I considered a graham cracker crust with salt, but I didn't want to have to add too much salt. So, I decided to try making a crust with pretzels and adding sugar to the pretzels.
While I used this crust with the Margarita Ice Box Pie, it would work really well with any number of pies or brownies. It would work really well with a chocolate or caramel pie.
2 cups salted pretzels
1/4 cups light brown sugar
3/4 cups melted unsalted butter
9-inch pie plate
Process the pretzels and light brown sugar together. While the food processor does its thing, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate if you feel your pie plate requires the assistance.
When completely crushed the pretzels will be a combination of large and small crumbs.
With the food processor turned on, slowly pour the melted butter in with the sweetened pretzel crumbs, until the butter pulls the crumbs together.
Press the crust into the bottom of a pie plate and up the sides. Bake for 15 or 20 minutes or until the crust has brown a bit and it firm to the touch.
Allow the pie to cool completely before adding the filing.
Recipe Source: My Brain
I did not separately calculate the calories for the crust. The calories for the crust will be included in the pie recipe to follow.