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#1 psawyer

 
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:34 AM

A friend of mine has asked for my help. She wants to make a wheat-free cheesecake so one of her friends can eat it. I don't know what to suggest as a substitute for graham cracker crumbs in the crust.

Any suggestions would be most welcome.
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#2 Dixiebell

 
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:51 AM

Kinnikinnick has gluten-free graham crackers and crumbs. I have heard some say gluten-free ginger snaps are good.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:36 AM

Kinnikinnick has smoreables. These are smaller and sweeter than regular graham crackers but should work.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:12 AM

On the Betty Crocker gluten free website, there is a recipe for cheesecake. It uses the Betty Crocker gluten free chocolate chip cookie mix as the crust. It is amazing! Everyone loves it.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:47 AM

Pamalea's ginger snaps has a crust recipe right on the bag.

In the past, I have made crusts from chopped nuts (almond and pecans), dates, a stick of cold butter and a couple tablespoons of buckwheat flour.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:02 AM

Midel gluten free ginger snaps. :)

Or, Gluten free cornmeal, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, butter.

Or, ditto the nuts, which can be ground up easily in a blender, some dates (must use whole pitted dates, as some American pre chopped packaged dates are dusted with oat flour and could be cross contaminated or the person could be an oat reactor, check labels) or some sweetener such as agave or brown sugar or honey, some butter or butter sub such as coconut oil, and buckwheat or other gluten free flour. Perhaps a bit of spice, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla. Dash of salt.

I gotta stop reading this, it's not yet noon here. ;)
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:13 AM

Pamela’s Pie Crust:

1/2 stick butter
1 cup Pamela's pancake/baking mix*
2-4 tbsp sugar (white or brown)

Melt butter in pie plate in microwave
Mix in with a fork the baking mix and sugar
Press into pie plate
Refrigerate for about 20-30 min (while you prep your filling works well)
Fill and bake as usual


Substitute for a graham cracker crust:

2 1/2 c. of Rice Chex crumbs
1 Tbs. of honey
1 stick of melted butter

mix together; pat into pie plate; bake on 350 for 15 min
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:46 AM

Thanks, people. I've sent her a link to this topic. :)
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:11 PM

I'm sorry I didn't see this until now. I have a great crust recipe that I use all the time, and it's easy as... um...well, pie! It isn't graham cracker, though, but I think with cheesecake it is even better.

1 3oz package cream cheese cut into cubes

1 stick butter

1 cup flour of your choice (I use plain rice flour)

1 TBS or so sugar

Put it all into your food processor and turn it on. Keep your finger over the off button and be ready. First the flour flies around, then it becomes chunky, then turns into pebbles, then suddenly it goes kinda "ga-lump!" and turns into one wad. Turn it off right away.

Take the lump out and press it into the bottom of your cheesecake pan, and a little up the sides. Pour your cheesecake batter in and bake.

I've also used this as a base for fruit pies, pumpkin pies and fruit pizzas. The teenagers inhaling the fruit pizzas had no clue they were gluten free.

This was not originally a gluten-free recipe, but it adapted so well that we use it all the time now.
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:02 PM

I personally do not like any of the gluten free "graham crackers". I have made the crust only from this recipe and it was good. http://www.freecocon...Cheesecake .htm

Recently I bought these cinnamon crackers from Ener-G foods
http://www.ener-g.co...n-crackers.html
and made a cheese cake crust out of them and it was out of this world good.
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