Makes 1 piecrust, or 8 servings
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/4 teaspoons ground clove
1/8 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1. Whisk together the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and black pepper in a medium bowl. Add the melted butter and 2 teaspoons water and blend with a fork or your fingers until the mixture holds together when squeezed.
2. Press the crumb crust in an even layer across the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan.
3. Chill the crust for at least 15 minutes before filling.
Per serving: 147 calories, 1 gram protein, 14 grams carbohydrates, 8 grams sugar, 10 grams fat, 23 milligrams cholesterol, 134 milligrams sodium, 1 gram dietary fiber.