Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I didn't have any graham crackers so I decided to see what else I could use to make the crust. Who knew you could make a pie crust with cereal? I made mine with Captain Crunch. How fun is that! Recipe courtesy of The Joy of Cooking. Serving size is estimated.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups breakfast cereal (flaked or puffed)
  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • 14 cup sugar (omit if the cereal if presweetened)
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  1. Roll or grind the breakfast cereal. There should be 1 1/2 cups after crushing.
  2. Combine with the melted butter, sugar (if using), and cinnamon.
  3. An easy way to form the crust is after mixing to press another pie pan of the same diameter firmly into the dough. When the top pan is removed a crust of even thickness is underneath.
  4. Trim any excess that is forced to the top edge.
  5. Crumb crusts need not be baked before filling, but if used unbaked, must be first chilled thoroughly or the filling will immediately disintegrate the crust.
  6. If baked before filling, they require a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. It is best to cool the empty baked shell before filling.
  7. Fill a prebaked shell with chiffon fillings, bavarian creams, or gelatin whips topped with sweetened whipped cream, or with custard or fruit filling, which may be covered with a high meringue.
Most Helpful

I was so happy to see this recipe yesterday. I thought I was the only crazy who thought cereal could work in place of graham crackers. LoL! I used Cinnamon Toast Crunch so I obviously omitted the extra sugar and cinnamon. I only used 3 cups of the cereal to get the 1 1/2 cups after running it through the food processor. I also use about 1/4 cup of butter and still found that it made it too soggy. Next time I'll try even less. It made a great crust for my cheesecake. YUMMY!! Thanks.

Newly Mrs. Johnson October 09, 2011

I used Cinnamon Toast Crunch and made a 9" Double Dutch Apple Pie Cheesecaken. I left out both the sugar and cinnamon because of the cereal I used. I had about a cup of cereal crumbs leftover. It worked great and was perfect with my cheesecake. Thanks!

Jadelabyrinth December 13, 2015