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Graham Cracker or Cookie Crumb Pie Crusts

Unless a pie or cheesecake recipe specifies other amounts, use these measurements for a 9" to 10" crumb pie crust or a cheesecake crust made in a 9" springform cake pan,

  • Make 1-1/2 cups cracker or cookie crumbs from:
       --- about 7 whole graham crackers, or
       --- about 22 vanilla wafers, depending on the brand, or
       --- about 20 to 25 ginger snaps, depending on the brand, or
       --- about 12 pieces of Zweiback, or
       --- about 15 Oreo sandwich cookies

  • for graham cracker crusts - 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
  • 4 T. butter or margerine - melted

    Preparation -
    Process the crackers or cookies in a food processor or a blender to make crumbs. Add cinnamon (if using). In a mixing bowl, combine the crumbs with the melted butter or margerine. Toss with a fork to lightly moisten all the crumbs. Spread the moistened crumbs evenly on the bottom and up the sides of a pie pan or on the bottom only of a springform pan. Press in place with your fingers. Bake at 350º for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before adding the pie filling or cheesecake filling.

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