Cookie Crumb Crust

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This basic cookie crumb crust can be made with crushed cookies or graham crackers. It can then be used for most pies that have a creamy or custard- based filling.

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Ingredients

8          ounces finely crushed cookie crumbs (gingersnaps, chocolate cookies, vanilla wafers or graham crackers)

2 to 3 tablespoons granulated sugar (to taste depending on cookies chosen)

1⁄8       teaspoon salt

6          tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (based on 8 servings): Calories 222 (57% from fat) • carb. 23g • pro. 1g fat 6g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 23mg • sod. 183mg calc. 7mg • fiber 1g

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Put the crumbs, sugar and salt in the Cuisinart®  mixing bowl. Attach the flat mixing paddle. Mix on Speed 2 to combine, about 30 seconds. While mixing, slowly add melted butter and mix until crumbs are totally coated, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a pie plate and press evenly into bottom and up the sides of the plate. Use the bottom of a glass or custard cup to firmly tamp down the bottom of the crust. Bake until firm to the touch 8 to 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool completely in pan on a wire rack.