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CRUMB CRUST - PIE CRUST
Note: Be sure to use gingersnaps for the cheesecake pie and graham crackers for
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus additional for greasing
1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs (10 graham crackers or 24 small gingersnaps; about 6
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Special equipment: a 9- to 9
1/2-inch pie plate (4-cup capacity)
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter pie
Stir together all ingredients in a
bowl and press evenly on bottom and up side of pie plate. Bake until crisp, 12
to 15 minutes, then cool on a rack to room temperature, about 45 minutes.
• To make cookie crumbs, break up crackers or cookies into small pieces, then
pulse in a food processor until finely ground.
• For pumpkin ginger cheesecake pie,
use 4 (not 5) tablespoons melted butter plus additional for greasing.
Makes enough for a 9- to 9 1/2-inch
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