Under 30 Minutes

Easy Press-In Pie Crust

With graham crackers or chocolate or vanilla wafers, some butter, and a bit of salt and sugar, you can make an irresistible homemade piecrust -- no rolling required.

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  • Yield: Makes one 9-inch pie crust
Easy Press-In Pie Crust

Source: Everyday Food, November 2010

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces cookies (about 12 graham crackers, 46 vanilla wafers, or 30 chocolate wafers, such as Famous)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse cookies until finely ground (you should have about 1 1/2 cups). Add sugar, salt, and butter and pulse until combined.

  2. Firmly press crumb mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate. (If using a springform pan, press crumbs halfway up sides.) Bake until crust is dry and set, about 12 minutes. Let cool completely in plate on a wire rack before filling.

Cook's Notes

Use a dry, flat-bottomed glass or your fingers to press crumbs into the pie plate, forming a firm layer.

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