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Crumb Crust

Learn how to make (almost) every type of crumb pie crust! This guide will walk you through what a crumb crust is, the magic formula you'll need to achieve great results, and a step by step photo guide.

What is a crumb crust?

This is a pie or tart crust made from finely ground crumbs, often cookie crumbs, that's mixed with melted butter and sugar to form a quick and tasty bottom crust.

Although really anything that can be ground into a fine crumb can be used, common types of crumb crusts include chocolate cookies, gingersnaps, graham crackers, pretzels, cornflakes, and vanilla wafers.

Crumb Crust Ratio:

The generic ratio that's used to make a crumb crust is: – One part melted butter – Two parts sugar – Four parts crumbs

Equipment You'll Need:

- Food Processor - Pie Pan or Tart Pan


Here's how to make (almost any) crumb crust from scratch.

1. Add crumb, sugar, and salt (if using) to a high powdered food processor.

2. Pulse on high speed until the crumbs have turned into a sand-like texture.

3. Slowly stream in melted butter while the food processor is running at low speed.

4. Continue blending just until the butter has been incorporated. The crust should hold together when you press it in between your fingers.

5. Lightly press the crust into the bottom and sides of an ungreased pie plate using your hands.

6. Firmly press the bottom and sides of the crust in place using the bottom of a small dry measuring cup. This compacts the crumbs and helps give you a stable pie crust.

7. Bake for 7 - 10 minutes until the crust is set and has lightly browned around the edges. Or, freeze for 15 minutes until the crust is set.

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