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A Guide for Press-In Pie Crusts

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Listed below are a variety of ingredient options for different press-in crusts. Choose the type you would like to make, and follow the directions!

Ingredients

Graham Crackers...

  • 1 1/2 cups (5 ounces) finely ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Nabisco Nilla Wafer Cookies...

  • 1 3/4 cup (8 ounces) finely ground Nilla Wafer cookie crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Circus Brand Animal Cracker Cookies...

  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) finely ground animal cracker cookie crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Pretzels...

  • 1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) finely ground pretzel crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Saltine Crackers...

  • 1 1/2 cups (4 ounces) finely ground cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Oreo Cookies...

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) finely ground Oreo crumbs (use the entire cookie including the filling!)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Gingersnap Cookies...

  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) finely ground gingersnap crumbs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Shortbread Cookies...

  • 1 3/4 cup (8 ounces) finely ground shortbread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Biscoff Cookies...

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) finely ground Biscoff crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the crust until evenly mixed.
  • Press the crust into a standard 9-inch pie plate. I like to build the edges first, and then fill in the bottom. Try not to worry too much about the edges being perfect.
  • Bake the crust for 10-15 minutes, or until beginning to turn golden brown. Remove and cool before filling.