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Crumb Pie Shell

Use this basic crumb pie shell recipe for your favorite chilled or frozen pie. Try adding about 1/4 cup of finely ground pecans or walnuts to vary the flavor.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


Mix crumbs and sugar together; stir in melted butter. Line pie plate with mixture, pressing firmly into place. Chill for 20 minutes or bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Makes 1 pie shell, 9-inch.

*Make crumbs from chocolate cookies, graham crackers, cereal, gingersnaps, toasted bread, vanilla wafers, or zwieback.

Variation: For a cinnamon crust, use graham cracker crumbs and mix in 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon along with sugar and butter.

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