Frugal Foodie Mama: Toasted Pecan Pie Crust Mix Gift with Free Printable

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Toasted Pecan Pie Crust Mix Gift with Free Printable

Get a head start on those holiday hostess and teacher gifts now with this easy to make Toasted Pecan Pie Crust Mix Gift...
Toasted Pecan Pie Crust Mix Gift Jar with Free Printable Tag- an easy to make, delicious holiday gift!
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I am sort of a sucker for fun foodie gifts for the holidays.  I love making and giving them. And I love receiving them.  
I mean first of all, food is universal. We all eat it, right? ;)
So you can whip up cookie mixes or make fudge (or this Toasted Pecan Pie Crust Mix), and they make the perfect gifts for anyone on your holiday list. 

Everyone has seen the layered cookie mixes in jars by now, right? I mean, you really can't even open Pinterest these days without at least seeing one or two on that first page. Baking cookies is always synonymous with the holidays.  
But pie baking is too! Except that it usually takes a little more effort to make pies. But gifting this Toasted Pecan Pie Crust Mix takes a little of the work out of that holiday pie making for those favorite hostesses, teacher, and foodies in your life... :)

Toasted Pecan Pie Crust Mix Gift Jar with Free Printable Tag- an easy to make, delicious holiday gift!
Toasted Pecan Pie Crust Mix

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (Mix for 2 pie crusts)
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp Kosher salt
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the pecan halves in a single layer on a silicone mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Toast for about 5 minutes, or until the pecans are fragrant. Allow to cool completely.

Meanwhile in a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, and salt.
Process the cooled toasted pecans into a meal using your food processor. Alternately, you could place the pecans in a ziploc bag and then pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin until crushed fine.
Whisk the pecan meal into the flour mixture.

Using a wide mouth funnel (like you would use for canning), pour the pie crust mix into a quart glass jar.
If desired, attach the below printable with a ribbon.

**You could also use this pie crust mix immediately for baking a pie. Just follow the instructions on the printable tag to make.

Inspired by this recipe for Buttermilk Pie Crust from Joy The Baker.
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Toasted Pecan Pie Crust Mix Gift Jar with Free Printable Tag- an easy to make, delicious holiday gift!

The smell of this pie crust mix will be the first thing you and your gift recipients will notice when opening a jar of this mix.  It is toasty, and nutty, and buttery.  You literally cannot wait to make it into a delicious pie!  And best part? They only need two ingredients- butter and buttermilk to finish out this pie crust dough. 
You could also certainly go all white flour with this pie crust mix, but I found that a little of the whole wheat flour complements the nuttiness of the pecans perfectly.

And let's talk a moment about how to pretty up these jars for holiday gift giving. :) 
You, of course, will want to print off the free printable for this (link is below) and tie it on the jar using a pretty ribbon or some baker's twine.  I printed my tags onto nice & sturdy card stock so they would hold up better. You could tie on a wooden spoon or whisk, or even some mini holiday themed pastry cutters.  You could also personalize them a bit with a cute gift tag, like these Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen gift tags that I ordered from Minted.com (pictured above). 
This pie crust mix would also be fabulous paired with a pretty pie plate and server as a holiday gift. 
Or maybe you make and can your own apple pie filling! Whip up a jar of this Toasted Pecan Pie Crust Mix to gift with a jar of your homemade pie filling. :)
As you can see, the gift giving possibilities with this one are pretty endless...
Toasted Pecan Pie Crust Mix Gift Jar with Free Printable Tag- an easy to make, delicious holiday gift!
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Do you like making and gifting tasty foodie gifts for the holidays?
What are some of your favorite treats to give and receive? 

Here is what the free printable tag looks like! :) Click the link below to download and print them. 

**Be sure to GET ENTERED in the huge Bake Your Holiday Gifts giveaway, including a $150 gift certificate from Minted, a gorgeous bamboo pastry board & rolling pin from Core Home (you can see some little peeks of both of those in some of the photos in this post), and many more fabulous prizes!

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