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Cookie Pie Crusts

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Cookie Pie Crusts Recipe Cookie Pie Crusts Recipe

Any crunchy cookie can be turned into a pie crust. You can mix and match crusts and fillings to suit your taste and imagination. Here are some of our favorites, starting with a perennial classic: graham cracker crust.

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Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' or glazing sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the crumbs, sugar, and butter.
  2. Press the mixture into the bottom and partway up the sides of a 9" springform pan, 9" cheesecake pan, or 9" deep-dish pie pan.
  3. If you're using a 9" by 1 1/2" pan, you'll have 1/4 to 1/2 cup of extra crumb mixture. This can become a garnish for the pie, if you like.
  4. To blind-bake the crust, place it in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 minutes, just until set and you smell the cookies toasting. Remove the crust from the oven, cool on a rack, and finish with the filling of your choice.
  5. To make a chocolate cookie crust, replace the graham crackers with 2 cups of chocolate cookie crumbs.
  6. To make a vanilla wafer crust, replace the graham crackers with an equal amount of vanilla wafer cookie crumbs.
  7. To make a gingersnap crust, replace the graham crackers with 2 cups of crushed gingersnaps.