A rich buttery crust that's perfect for just about any sort of filling. It's perfect for cheesecakes. You may substitute chocolate cookie crumbs for a chocolate crust.

Nona
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl combine the cookie crumbs, sugar, butter or margarine and cinnamon; mix until well blended. Press into a 9 inch pie plate.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 7 minutes. Cool.

Editor's Note:

Depending on what's available in your area, you may substitute tea biscuits, butter cookies, or digestive biscuits for the vanilla wafers.

Nutrition Facts

261 calories; 15.2 g total fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 165 mg sodium. 30.4 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2005
I make this one all the time. With one change I do not add the cinnamon. I have found that I do not particularly likes spies in pie crust(as in graham cracker crust). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/18/2012
I cut back on the butter because others said it was greasy but other than that I followed the recipe. I wanted an easy crust for my kids to use with an almond pear tart. Well it WAS easy but the taste really took over the whole tart. I thought the crust was too sweet and too hard and the cinnamon was quite strong. I don't think I'll use this again. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2005
I make this one all the time. With one change I do not add the cinnamon. I have found that I do not particularly likes spies in pie crust(as in graham cracker crust). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2005
I make this one all the time. With one change I do not add the cinnamon. I have found that I do not particularly likes spies in pie crust(as in graham cracker crust). Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2002
A good easy crumb crust. Make sure you make the crumbs fine enough.:&) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2016
This crust is SO good! I used it for key lime pie and I will NEVER use graham cracker crust again! However I do think there's a bit too much butter in this recipe... it made the crust a little greasy and when it cooled it was kind of hard like candy. I will DEFINITELY make this again but I'm going to try it with less butter to see what happens. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2003
This is a tasty and easy crust. I used it for banana cream pie and it was wonderful. I added some chopped macadamia nuts (I got this from a favorite restaurants banana pie) and omited the cinnamon. It was wonderfully crispy and the nuts added a crunch. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2008
This worked out well and was easy to make. The cinnamon was not good because I used it with chocolate pie filling. Also mine turned out a little wet after the filling sat in the pie shell for 2 days. Not sure if that was normal or if it was just the filling I used. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2003
A nice change from graham cracker crust. It held together nicely for my French Silk pie. My daughter had a blast crushing the cookies (enclosed in a heavy duty zip lock bag) with a rolling pin. Thanks for sharing Nona. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I really like this crust! It compliments my oatmeal pie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2008
Love this crust.I have never been a big fan of graham crackers so this crust is the perfect alternative. Made this with key lime pie VII for a simple delicious desert. Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
Easy and very good Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
04/18/2012
I cut back on the butter because others said it was greasy but other than that I followed the recipe. I wanted an easy crust for my kids to use with an almond pear tart. Well it WAS easy but the taste really took over the whole tart. I thought the crust was too sweet and too hard and the cinnamon was quite strong. I don't think I'll use this again. Read More
(3)